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Screening approaches for detecting fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in children, adolescents, and adults: A systematic review

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dc.contributor.advisor McLachlan, Kaitlyn
dc.contributor.author Grubb, Melissa
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-08T17:09:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-08T17:09:59Z
dc.date.copyright 2020-09
dc.date.created 2020-09-01
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10214/21184
dc.description.abstract Identification of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) may help facilitate the provision of supports and services for those who need them. Screening has been proposed as an important step in recognizing those at risk of having FASD. The current review aimed to systematically review the literature on screening tools and approaches for the identification of FASD. The search yielded several promising screening tools that are presently available for use with children, adolescents, and adults across a range of settings. Several emerging approaches based on biomarkers associated with prenatal alcohol exposure were also identified in the review. Overall, the current findings suggest that evidence supporting the validity of screening tools and approaches across populations and settings remains limited. Continued research in this area is needed to ensure proper identification of individuals with FASD in order to promote better long-term outcomes. Considerations for the implementation of screening programs are also presented. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en_US
dc.subject Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder en_US
dc.subject Screening en_US
dc.subject Systematic literature review en_US
dc.subject FASD en_US
dc.title Screening approaches for detecting fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in children, adolescents, and adults: A systematic review en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US
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dc.degree.grantor University of Guelph en_US


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