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Table 2 Mean ASSQ-scores according to group and informant

From: Autism spectrum symptoms in children with neurological disorders

  Neurological disorders Other chronic illnesses d a No chronic illness d b
Parents, M ( SD )      
  Total score 10.37 (9.70)** 3.33 (4.29) .94 2.87 (4.14) 1.01
  Social difficulties 5.36 (5.61)** 1.34 (2.35) .93 1.08 (2.21) 1.00
  Motor/tics/OCD 2.06 (3.11)** 0.35 (0.96) .74 0.27 (0.96) .78
  Autistic style 2.95 (2.39)** 1.66 (1.91) .60 1.53 (1.82) .67
Teachers, M ( SD )      
  Total score 7.42 (8.40)** 1.97 (3.35) .85 1.78 (3.55) .87
  Social difficulties 4.35 (5.29)** 1.11 (2.32) .79 1.02 (2.34) .81
  Motor/tics/OCD 1.68 (2.81)** 0.25 (0.82) .69 0.20 (0.84) .71
  Autistic style 1.38 (1.81)** 0.62 (1.14) .50 0.55 (1.12) .55
  1. a = Effect sizes (Cohen’s d) for the magnitude of the mean differences between children with neurological disorders and children with other chronic illnesses; b = Effect sizes (Cohen’s d) for the magnitude of the mean differences between children with neurological disorders and children with no chronic illness. **Significantly higher score in the neurological disorder group than in the two other groups at the p<.01 level.