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Table 4 List of questions included in the guideline on adults with ASD

From: Introduction and methods of the evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and management of autism spectrum disorder by the Italian National Institute of Health

 QuestionMacro-area
1Should structured diagnostic instruments be added to routine clinical assessment to diagnose ASD in adults?Diagnosis
2Should structured diagnostic instruments to assess psichoeducative and adaptive profile be added to the clinical assessment of the adults with ASD?Diagnosis
3Should structured diagnostic instruments to assess neuropsychological and cognitive profile be added to the clinical assessment of the adults with ASD?Diagnosis
4Should tests or diagnostic examinations be used to identify psychiatric, neurologic and/or selected medical comorbidities in adults with ASD?Diagnosis
5Should standardized instruments to rate the quality of life be used in clinical routine for adults with ASD?Psychosocials interventions
6Should standardized preference procedures be used to plan the “life project” of adults with ASD?Psychosocials interventions
7Should community-based services and housing support be taken into consideration for adults with ASD?Psychosocials interventions
8Should psychoeducative programs be implemented in adults with ASD?Psychosocials interventions
9Should information/support campaigns for family members, caregivers and other public figures be accomplished in support of adults with ASD?Psychosocials interventions
10Should interventions in support of occupational activities be implemented in adults with ASD?Psychosocials interventions
11Should psychological interventions be implemented in adults with ASD?Psychosocials interventions
12Should antipsychotics vs no antipsychotics be used in adults with ASD?Pharmacological interventions
13Should mood stabilizers vs no mood stabilizers be used in adults with ASD?Pharmacological interventions
14Should antidepressants vs no antidepressants be used in adults with ASD?Pharmacological interventions
15Should stimulants vs no stimulants be used in adults with ASD?Pharmacological interventions
16Should “other drugs” vs no “other drugs” be used in adults with ASD?Pharmacological interventions