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Development and feasibility of the self-report quantified Tuberous Sclerosis Complex-Associated Neuropsychiatric Disorders Checklist (TAND-SQ)
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Background: Tuberous sclerosis complex-associated neuropsychiatric disorders (TAND) are often present but underidentified and undertreated in individuals with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). The clinician -completed TAND-Lifetime Checklist (TAND-L) was developed to address this identification and treatment gap. Stakeholder engagement identified the need for a TAND Checklist that can (1) be completed by caregivers or individuals with TSC and (2) quantify TAND difficulties. The aim of this study was to develop a self-report quantified TAND Checklist (TAND-SQ) and conduct feasibility and acceptability testing.Methods: This aim was addressed in three phases: (1) development of the TAND-SQ Checklist, (2) feasibility and acceptability testing of the "near-final" TAND-SQ Checklist, and (3) preparation of the final TAND-SQ Checklist. Participants included 23 technical experts from the TAND consortium in all phases and 58 lived experts (caregivers and individuals with TSC) in phase 2. All participants completed a TAND-SQ Checklist and a checklist feedback form.Results: Phase 1 additions to the TAND-SQ, when compared with the TAND-L, included four new items and a quantification rating. Phase 2 showed high ratings for the "near-final" TAND-SQ Checklist on comprehensiveness, clarity, ease of use, and overall acceptability. In phase 3, questions on strengths, strategies, and a TAND Cluster Profile were added.Conclusion: The TAND-SQ Checklist is presented here for use by individuals with TSC and their care-givers. The next steps as part of the TANDem project include internal and external validation of the checklist and linking of TAND Cluster Profiles generated from the checklist to evidence-informed consensus recommendations within a smartphone application.& COPY; 2023 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
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English
Source (journal)
Pediatric neurology. - Chippewa Falls, Wisc.
Publication
Chippewa Falls, Wisc. : 2023
ISSN
0887-8994
DOI
10.1016/J.PEDIATRNEUROL.2023.07.001
Volume/pages
147 (2023) , p. 101-123
ISI
001068844300001
Pubmed ID
37598571
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