Global Assessment of Function and what affects it the most

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For adults with ASDs, what group would you classify yourself into?
GAF>=70, FSIQ>=115, ASQ[Overall]<=29 6%  6%  [ 1 ]
GAF>=70, FSIQ = 85-114, ASQ[Overall]<=29 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
GAF>=70, FSIQ<=84, ASQ[Overall]<=29 6%  6%  [ 1 ]
GAF>=70, FSIQ>=115, ASQ[Overall] = 30-39 6%  6%  [ 1 ]
GAF>=70, FSIQ=85-114, ASQ[Overall] = 30-39 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
GAF>=70, FSIQ<=84, ASQ[Overall] =30-39 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
GAF>=70, FSIQ>=115, ASQ[Overall]>=40 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
GAF>=70, FSIQ = 85-114, ASQ[Overall]>=40 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
GAF>=70, FSIQ <= 84, ASQ[Overall] >=40 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
GAF<70, FSIQ>=115, ASQ[Overall]<=29 18%  18%  [ 3 ]
GAF<70, FSIQ=85-114, ASQ[Overall]<=29 12%  12%  [ 2 ]
GAF<70, FSIQ<=84, ASQ[Overall]<=29 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
GAF<70, FSIQ>=115, ASQ[Overall]=30-39 24%  24%  [ 4 ]
GAF<70, FSIQ=85-114, ASQ[Overall]=30-39 6%  6%  [ 1 ]
GAF<70, FSIQ<=84, ASQ[Overall]=30-39 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
GAF<70, FSIQ>=115, ASQ[Overall]>=40 18%  18%  [ 3 ]
GAF<70, FSIQ=85-114, ASQ[Overall]>=40 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
GAF<70, FSIQ<=84, ASQ[Overall]>=40 6%  6%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 17

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02 Feb 2013, 12:59 pm

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I am conducting a survey in order to determine which of the following factors are most effective on an [adult (18+ years of age) with ASD]'s Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score: [1] Verbal IQ [2] Full Scale IQ [3] Overall ASQ Score [4] ASQ Social Skills sub-score [5] ASQ Communication sub-score. Participation in this survey (as well as the poll that goes along with it) is 100% voluntary. So you don' t have to answer the survey questions if you do not feel comfortable enough in doing so or you just don't want to.

Let me explain the two ASQ sub-scores:
[1] ASQ Social Skills sub-score refers to questions 1, 11, 13, 15, 22, 36, 44, 45, 47, 48. This ASQ sub-score ranges from 0 to 10 where higher scores in this area indicates poorer social skills.
[2] ASQ Communication sub-score refers to questions 7, 17, 18, 26, 27, 31, 33, 35, 38, 39. This ASQ sub-score ranges from 0 to 10 where higher scores in this area indicates poorer communication skills.

If you feel comfortable enough in doing so, provide answers to the following survey questions:
[1] What is your most recent Global Assessment of Functioning score?
[2] What is your most recent Performance IQ (PIQ) score? average (107) = higher than 68 out of 100 adults
[3] What is your most recent Verbal IQ (VIQ) score? superior (122) = higher than 93 out of 100 adults
[4] What is your most recent overall Autism Spectrum Quotient(ASQ) score? 50
[5] For your most recent ASQ, what was your ASQ Social Skills sub-score?
[6] For your most recent ASQ, what was your ASQ Communication sub-score?

Here's the site where I got the information on the ASQ test from: http://docs.autismresearchcentre.com/pa ... tal_AQ.pdf .

Here's how I classified the poll factor categories:
[1] GAF Score: (70+ indicates normal/near normal functioning, -69 indicates impairment in functioning)
[2] FSIQ Score: (115+ indicates above average FSIQ, 85-114 indicates average FSIQ, -84 indicates below average FSIQ) 116
[3] ASQ Score: (-29 indicates a relatively low level of autistic traits, 30-39 indicates a moderate level of autistic traits, 40+ indicates a relatively high level of autistic traits)


I really don't understand any of this. I have put my known scores in bold alongside your questions above. Can you help me with working out anything else, or have I not taken all the tests I needed to take to fully answer?


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02 Feb 2013, 1:18 pm

I edited to include my AQ subscores - Social skills subscore is 10, Communication subscore is 8. Within the relevant questions for those two subscores the questions I don't match on are

-people don't tell me that I'm impolite, I'm the other extreme, overly polite.

-I'm not the last to understand the joke



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02 Feb 2013, 6:01 pm

Tyri0n wrote:
chssmstrjk wrote:
Hello!

I am conducting a survey in order to determine which of the following factors are most effective on an [adult (18+ years of age) with ASD]'s Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score: [1] Verbal IQ [2] Full Scale IQ [3] Overall ASQ Score [4] ASQ Social Skills sub-score [5] ASQ Communication sub-score. Participation in this survey (as well as the poll that goes along with it) is 100% voluntary. So you don' t have to answer the survey questions if you do not feel comfortable enough in doing so or you just don't want to.

Let me explain the two ASQ sub-scores:
[1] ASQ Social Skills sub-score refers to questions 1, 11, 13, 15, 22, 36, 44, 45, 47, 48. This ASQ sub-score ranges from 0 to 10 where higher scores in this area indicates poorer social skills.
[2] ASQ Communication sub-score refers to questions 7, 17, 18, 26, 27, 31, 33, 35, 38, 39. This ASQ sub-score ranges from 0 to 10 where higher scores in this area indicates poorer communication skills.

If you feel comfortable enough in doing so, provide answers to the following survey questions:
[1] What is your most recent Global Assessment of Functioning score?
[2] What is your most recent Performance IQ (PIQ) score?
[3] What is your most recent Verbal IQ (VIQ) score?
[4] What is your most recent overall Autism Spectrum Quotient(ASQ) score?
[5] For your most recent ASQ, what was your ASQ Social Skills sub-score?
[6] For your most recent ASQ, what was your ASQ Communication sub-score?

Here's the site where I got the information on the ASQ test from: http://docs.autismresearchcentre.com/pa ... tal_AQ.pdf .

Here's how I classified the poll factor categories:
[1] GAF Score: (70+ indicates normal/near normal functioning, -69 indicates impairment in functioning)
[2] FSIQ Score: (115+ indicates above average FSIQ, 85-114 indicates average FSIQ, -84 indicates below average FSIQ)
[3] ASQ Score: (-29 indicates a relatively low level of autistic traits, 30-39 indicates a moderate level of autistic traits, 40+ indicates a relatively high level of autistic traits)


How do you get a GAF score? Is it something I should find in my diagnostic report?


Here is the site that you should go to if you want to make a self-assessment in terms of your GAF score: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Ass ... unctioning .
Listed on that site are 10 levels of functioning (ranging from 0 to 100). Choose a level that you would fit into the most in terms of your current level of functioning.



Last edited by chssmstrjk on 02 Feb 2013, 6:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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02 Feb 2013, 6:04 pm

whirlingmind wrote:
chssmstrjk wrote:
Hello!

I am conducting a survey in order to determine which of the following factors are most effective on an [adult (18+ years of age) with ASD]'s Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score: [1] Verbal IQ [2] Full Scale IQ [3] Overall ASQ Score [4] ASQ Social Skills sub-score [5] ASQ Communication sub-score. Participation in this survey (as well as the poll that goes along with it) is 100% voluntary. So you don' t have to answer the survey questions if you do not feel comfortable enough in doing so or you just don't want to.

Let me explain the two ASQ sub-scores:
[1] ASQ Social Skills sub-score refers to questions 1, 11, 13, 15, 22, 36, 44, 45, 47, 48. This ASQ sub-score ranges from 0 to 10 where higher scores in this area indicates poorer social skills.
[2] ASQ Communication sub-score refers to questions 7, 17, 18, 26, 27, 31, 33, 35, 38, 39. This ASQ sub-score ranges from 0 to 10 where higher scores in this area indicates poorer communication skills.

If you feel comfortable enough in doing so, provide answers to the following survey questions:
[1] What is your most recent Global Assessment of Functioning score?
[2] What is your most recent Performance IQ (PIQ) score? average (107) = higher than 68 out of 100 adults
[3] What is your most recent Verbal IQ (VIQ) score? superior (122) = higher than 93 out of 100 adults
[4] What is your most recent overall Autism Spectrum Quotient(ASQ) score? 50
[5] For your most recent ASQ, what was your ASQ Social Skills sub-score?
[6] For your most recent ASQ, what was your ASQ Communication sub-score?

Here's the site where I got the information on the ASQ test from: http://docs.autismresearchcentre.com/pa ... tal_AQ.pdf .

Here's how I classified the poll factor categories:
[1] GAF Score: (70+ indicates normal/near normal functioning, -69 indicates impairment in functioning)
[2] FSIQ Score: (115+ indicates above average FSIQ, 85-114 indicates average FSIQ, -84 indicates below average FSIQ) 116
[3] ASQ Score: (-29 indicates a relatively low level of autistic traits, 30-39 indicates a moderate level of autistic traits, 40+ indicates a relatively high level of autistic traits)


I really don't understand any of this. I have put my known scores in bold alongside your questions above. Can you help me with working out anything else, or have I not taken all the tests I needed to take to fully answer?


Here is the site that you should go to if you want to make a self-assessment in terms of your GAF score: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Ass ... unctioning .
Listed on that site are 10 levels of functioning (ranging from 0 to 100). Choose a level that you would fit into the most in terms of your current level of functioning.

In terms of your ASQ sub-scores, since your ASQ score is the maximum score possible on the test (50), it is safe to assume that your ASQ sub-scores for both social skills and communication are 10 and 10, respectively.



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02 Feb 2013, 6:06 pm

OK, in that case my GAF score is 51-60. My FSIQ was 116 so I have voted GAF<70, FSIQ>=115, ASQ[Overall]=30-39 even though I don't know my ASQ.


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02 Feb 2013, 6:58 pm

Tyri0n wrote:

How do you get a GAF score? Is it something I should find in my diagnostic report?


It should be on the same page as your diagnoses listed by axis. That is where my GAF is listed. It is 55. I don't the numbers for the other things the thread is asking for. I'm not going to take a self assessment test online.



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04 Feb 2013, 9:26 am

So far, according to the poll, out of the 13 adults (with diagnosed ASDs) who chose to vote, only 3 (or 23.0%) of them had GAF scores of 70 or above. As of right now, 2 (or 50%) of the 4 voters with an ASQ score of 29 or less had a GAF score indicative of normal/near-normal functioning, 1 (or 16.67%) of the 6 voters with an ASQ score of 30-39 had a GAF score indicative of normal/near-normal functioning, and none of the 3 voters with an ASQ score of 40 or above had a GAF score indicative of normal/near-normal functioning. It seems like a lower ASQ score increases the chance of higher functioning. But there are not enough voters to make any meaningful conclusions just yet.



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06 Feb 2013, 10:51 am

It appears that this thread is dying down a bit and only 12 different people have posted. This number is not large enough for me to make any meaningful conclusion about the relationship between GAF and the following factors: (i) VIQ (ii) PIQ (iii) ASQ. But based on the data provided by those 12 different people, the only conclusion that can be made is that there is no relationship between GAF and VIQ, no relationship between GAF and PIQ, and no relationship between GAF and ASQ.