Extreme demand avoidance questionnaire

The ‘Extreme Demand Avoidance Questionnaire’ (EDA-Q) is a measure designed to quantify traits of extreme/‘pathological’ demand avoidance in children aged 5-17, on the basis of parent or teacher-report. The questionnaire was developed to ensure that PDA traits were being measured in a consistent way for research purposes. 

The English version of the EDA-Q with scoring information and a summary can be downloaded here

The Norwegian version of the EDA-Q with scoring information and a summary can be downloaded here.

Translations in several other languages have been made: please contact me for more information.

The full research study describing the preliminary validation of the EDA-Q can be downloaded here.

EDA-Q translations:

If you would like to translate the measure into other languages (or already have a translated version), please get in touch with me directly: liz.onions@kuleuven.be

Other methods to quantify extreme/’pathological’ demand avoidance:

Recent work has identified items from within the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO) that are both common in extreme/’pathological’ demand avoidance and specific to it as compared to the rest of the autism spectrum. The publication describing the identification of these DISCO items can be downloaded here

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started
<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: