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Protocol - Executive Function - Questionnaire - Adult

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Description:

The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function®-Adult Version (BRIEF®-A) is a standardized measure that captures views of an adult’s executive functions or self-regulation in his or her everyday environment. Both a self-report and an informant report are used. The BRIEF-A is a proprietary instrument available online from PAR® at http://www4.parinc.com/.

Protocol:

The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function® (BRIEF®)

The BRIEF-A is composed of 75 items within nine nonoverlapping theoretically and empirically derived clinical scales: Inhibit, Self-Monitor, Plan/Organize, Shift, Initiate, Task Monitor, Emotional Control, Working Memory, and Organization of Materials.

Two broad indexes (Behavioral Regulation and Metacognition), an overall summary score, and three validity scales (Negativity, Inconsistency, and Infrequency) are included.

The BRIEF® is a proprietary instrument and is available online from PAR® at www4.parinc.com. A fee is associated with the BRIEF® and is dependent upon various factors, such as if the BRIEF® is purchased as a kit (i.e., questionnaires, manuals, and scoring forms) or in individual components.

Protocol Name from Source:

Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function®-Adult Version (BRIEF®-A)

Availability:

Proprietary

Personnel and Training Required

According to the PAR, Inc., website, administration of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function® (BRIEF®) requires "a degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests."

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Proxy-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult, Senior

Participants:

Individuals age over 18 years old.

Specific Instructions:

The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function® (BRIEF®) is a proprietary instrument, and administration requires a license from PAR®.

Selection Rationale

The Expert Review Panel #4 (ERP 4) selected the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function® (BRIEF®) because it is a well-validated, widely used instrument.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Neurology Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function, Adult Version Scale 6454579 CDE Browser
Process and Review

Expert Review Panel 4 (ERP 4) reviewed the measures in the Neurology, Psychiatric, and Psychosocial domains.

Guidance from ERP 4 included the following:

  • Added new measure
  • Added new protocol
  • Created new Data Dictionary

Source

The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function® (BRIEF®) is a proprietary instrument and can be obtained through:

PAR, Inc.
16204 North Florida Avenue
Lutz, FL 33549
Customer Support: 800.331.8378
website: www4.parinc.com

General References

Gioia, G. A., Isquith, P. K., Guy, S. C., & Kenworthy, L. (2000). Behavior rating inventory of executive function. Child Neuropsychology, 6(3), 235-238.

Gioia, G. A., Isquith, P. K., Retzlaff, P. D., & Espy, K. A. (2002). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) in a clinical sample. Child Neuropsychology, 8(4), 249-257.

Pham, U. H., Andersson, S., Toft, M., Pripp, A. H., Konglund, A. E., Dietrichs, E., Malt, U. F., Skogseid, I. M., Haraldsen, I. R., & Solbakk, A. K. (2015). Self-reported executive functioning in everyday life in Parkinson’s disease after three months of subthalamic deep brain stimulation. Parkinsons Disease, 2015, 461453.

Protocol ID:

131501

Variables:
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Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Executive Function - Questionnaire

Release Date:

November 28, 2017

Definition

An interviewer-administered questionnaire to measure a respondent’s system of high-level cognitive functions such as abstract thinking, rule acquisition, cognitive flexibility, and goal-oriented behavior.

Purpose

This measure can be used to screen for a wide variety of developmental, systemic, neurological, and psychiatric disorders such as attention disorders, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, depression, mild cognitive impairment, dementias, and schizophrenia.

Keywords

Neurology, sickle cell disease, SCD, cognition, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, aging, proprietary, attention deficient hyperactivity disorder, ADHD