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Table 3 Description of Measures Collected

From: Promoting early autism detection and intervention in underserved communities: study protocol for a pragmatic trial using a stepped-wedge design

Measure Brief Description
Completed by PCP Practices
 PCP Practices Survey [53] Measures PCPs’ screening and referral practices and their understanding of early ASD characteristics.
 PCP Checklist [54] Describes the screening procedures used, referrals made, and the presence of ASD concerns/risk factors at the child’s 18-month well-child visit.
 Implementation Survey (Adapted from Dingfelder & Mandell) [55],a Measures the barriers and facilitators to using the web-based M-CHAT-R/F, as well as its feasibility and acceptability.
Completed by EI Programs
 EI Provider Practices Survey [56] Measures providers’ screening and treatment practices and their understanding of early ASD characteristics.
 EI Checklist [57] Describes the assessments and interventions each child enrolled from EI has received.
 Implementation Survey (Adapted from Dingfelder) [58],a Measures the barriers and facilitators to using the STAT, caregiver interview, and RIT, as well as their feasibility and acceptability.
Completed by Parents
 Family Demographic Form Measures family characteristics (e.g., parent education, number of children)
 Child Health Services Survey [59] Assesses the child’s development and their history of screening, referrals, diagnosis, and intervention services.
 Intervention Services Survey [60] Measures the types of directed intervention and parent-mediated intervention toddlers are receiving.
 Parenting Stress Index - Short Form [61] Measures 3 different types of parenting-related stress.
 Parenting Efficacy Scale [62] Measures parents’ perceived efficacy in several domains of child care.
 Parent Interview for Autism–Clinical Version [63] Measures toddlers’ ASD symptom severity in 4 social-communicative domains.
 Measure of Processes of Care (Adapted from Bjerre et al.) [64] Measures 5 dimensions of healthcare professionals’ behavior. Completed for their PCP practice and EI program (if applicable).
 WHO Quality Of Life-BREF (WHO, 1997) [65] Measures satisfaction in the domains of physical health, psychological health, social relationships, and environment.
  1. Note. a Measures to be collected only during the Post-SRT intervention phase