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A systematic review of research on autism spectrum disorders in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The burden of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is not well known. We carried out a systematic review of the literature to identify published work from SSA. We have systematically searched four databases, namely, Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and Child Development & Adolescent Studies, through EBSCO and identified studies from across SSA. Based on predefined inclusion criteria, 47 studies were included in this review. Most of the identified studies (74%) were condu...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1155/2016/3501910

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ORCID:
0000-0002-3686-7904
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
Oxford college:
St John's College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6999-5507
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Name:
Wellcome Trust
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Newton, C
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Name:
Ed Scott Foundation
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Newton, C
Publisher:
Hindawi Publishing
Journal:
Behavioural Neurology More from this journal
Volume:
2016
Pages:
3501910
Publication date:
2016-10-30
Acceptance date:
2016-09-20
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EISSN:
1875-8584
ISSN:
0953-4180
Pmid:
27872512
Language:
English
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pubs:664126
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uuid:22296f27-4778-47b9-9851-f65f9fcc7929
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pubs:664126
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664126
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2018-10-02

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