Protocol - Executive Function - Questionnaire - Children
The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function® (BRIEF®) is a detailed questionnaire designed to assess executive function behaviors of children and adolescents in the school and home environments. The BRIEF® is completed by parents and teachers and is a proprietary instrument available online from PAR, Inc., at www4.parinc.com.
The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function® (BRIEF®) consists of two questionnaires; one is completed by the individual’s parent and the other by the teacher. Each questionnaire consists of 86 items and has a related scoring profile. Please note that normative data for each questionnaire is available by the child’s gender for four developmental age groups.
The BRIEF® has eight clinical scales (inhibit, shift, emotional control, initiate, working memory, plan/organize, organization of materials, and monitor). Please note that the working memory and inhibit scales differentiate among Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) subtypes.
The eight clinical scales form two broader indexes (behavioral regulation and metacognition) and an overall score (global executive composite).
In addition to the clinical scales, the BRIEF® has two validity scales (inconsistency and negativity).
The BRIEF® is available in English and in Spanish and is useful when working with individuals who have learning disabilities and attention disorders, depression, traumatic brain injuries, pervasive developmental disorders, lead exposure, and other developmental, psychiatric, neurological, and medical conditions.
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® (BRIEF®)
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."
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Mode of Administration
Individuals aged 5-18 years old
The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function® (BRIEF®) is a proprietary instrument and administration requires a license from PAR, Inc.
The Sickle Cell Disease Working Group 2 (Neurology, Quality of Life, and Health Services) selected the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function® (BRIEF®) because it is a well-validated, widely used instrument.
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
- No changes to existing protocol
- Back-compatible; no changes to the Data Dictionary,
The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function® (BRIEF®) is proprietary instrument and can be obtained through:
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Berg, C., Edwards, D. F., & King, A. (2012). Executive function performance on the children’s kitchen task assessment with children with sickle cell disease and matched controls. Child Neuropsychology, 18(5), 432-448.
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.
Hensler, M., Wolfe, K., Lebensburger, J., Nieman, J., Barnes, M., Nolan, W., King, A., & Madan-Swain, A. (2014). Social skills and executive function among youth with sickle cell disease: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39(4), 493-500.
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Executive Function - Questionnaire
November 28, 2017
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.
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.
Neurology, sickle cell disease, SCD, cognition, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, aging, proprietary, attention deficient hyperactivity disorder, ADHD