Brief Report: Odour Awareness in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Hirokazu Kumazaki*, Masako Okamoto, Yuko Yoshimura, Takashi Ikeda, Chiaki Hasegawa, Daisuke Saito, Ryoichiro Iwanaga, Sara Tomiyama, Kyung-min An, Yoshio Minabe, Mitsuru Kikuchi

*Corresponding author for this work

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The elucidation of odour awareness in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is important. We compared the odour awareness of young children with ASD with those of typical development (TD) children using the Children’s Olfactory Behavior in Everyday Life (COBEL) questionnaire, which is a self-report measure that mainly assesses odour awareness. Forty-five young boys (aged 5–6 years), including 20 children with ASD and 25 TD children, participated in this study. The total COBEL score of the young children with ASD was lower than that of the TD children (p 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1809–1815
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2018


  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Olfactory
  • Odour awareness
  • Self-report


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