J Dev Behav Pediatr 2021 Sep 10. Epub 2021 Sep 10.
Division of Developmental Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Developmental Pediatrics, Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Orillia, ON, Canada; Pediatric Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Background: Consultant pediatricians represent a potential resource for increasing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnostic capacity; however, little is known about how they perceive their roles in ASD diagnosis.
Objective: The objective of this study was to examine the perspectives of rural consultant pediatricians regarding their perceived roles, facilitators, and barriers in ASD diagnosis.
Methods: We performed a qualitative study using thematic analysis. Read More