Title

The emotion dysregulation inventory: Psychometric properties and item response theory calibration in an autism spectrum disorder sample.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2018

Institution/Department

MaineHealth

Journal Title

Autism Res

MeSH Headings

Adolescent, Adult, Affective Symptoms, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Humans, Male, Parents, Psychometrics, Surveys and Questionnaires, Young Adult

Abstract

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often present with prominent emotion dysregulation that requires treatment but can be difficult to measure. The Emotion Dysregulation Inventory (EDI) was created using methods developed by the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS

LAY SUMMARY: This paper describes a new measure of poor emotional control called the Emotion Dysregulation Inventory (EDI). Caregivers of 1,755 youth with ASD completed candidate items, and advanced statistical techniques were applied to identify the best final items. The EDI is unique because it captures common emotional problems in ASD and is appropriate for both nonverbal and verbal youth. It is an efficient and sensitive measure for use in clinical assessments, monitoring, and research with youth with ASD.

ISSN

1939-3806

First Page

928

Last Page

941

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