An evaluation of an evidence-based online screening tool to help identify learning disability

Mckenzie, Karen, Murray, Aja, Thompson, Judith, Horridge, Karen and Mccarty, Kris (2020) An evaluation of an evidence-based online screening tool to help identify learning disability. Learning Disability Practice. ISSN 1465-8712 (In Press)

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Aim: Many people with a learning disability are unable to benefit from health improvement measures because their learning disability is unrecognised. Screening tools, such as the Child and Adolescent Intellectual Disability Screening Questionnaire (CAIDS-Q), can offer a way to help. We evaluate the accuracy of a new, online version of the CAIDS-Q.
Methods: Anonymous data from those who had used the online CAIDS-Q in the first weeks of the launch (15th January - 3rd February 2020) were collated and analysed.
Results: Of the 159 people who used the online CAIDS-Q, 126 (79.2) were family/carers of the person that the CAIDS-Q was being completed about and 31 (19.5%) were professionals. Of the 52 people who were reported as having been previously identified as having a learning disability, 47 (90.4%) were correctly identified as such by the CAIDS-Q score.
Conclusion: The accuracy of the online version of the CAIDS-Q was similar to that found with hard copy versions, suggesting it may offer an accurate tool to help identify people with a learning disability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning disability, screening, CAIDS-Q, online
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2020 14:41
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2020 14:45

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