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Protocol - Executive Function - Child

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Proprietary

Description:

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® at [link[www4.parinc.com|www4.parinc.com]].

Protocol:

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 [link[www4.parinc.com|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.

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
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualYes
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingYes

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Child, Adolescent

Specific Instructions:

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

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

July 30, 2015

Definition

An interviewer-administered test 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 tests a respondent’s total range of function with respect to executive function. It is therefore more specific and sensitive than a measure of global mental status and can be used to assess major problems in executive function as well as minor variations that may be a consequence of normal development and aging.

Selection Rationale

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.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Parent Form Behavior Regulation Index T-Score Value4770663CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Parent Form Emotional Control Scale T-Score Value4770662CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Parent Form Global Executive Composite T-Score Value4770721CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Parent Form Inhibit Scale T-Score Value4770575CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Parent Form Initiate Scale T-Score Value4770664CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Parent Form Metacognition Index T-Score Value4770720CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Parent Form Monitor Scale T-Score Value4770719CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Parent Form Organization of Materials Scale T-Score Value4770677CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Parent Form Plan/Organize Scale T-Score Value4770676CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Parent Form Shift Scale T-Score Value4770621CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Parent Form Working Memory Scale T-Score Value4770675CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Preschool Version Emergent Metacognition Index T-Score Value4770799CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Preschool Version Emotional Control Scale T-Score Value4770794CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Preschool Version Flexibility Index T-Score Value4770798CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Preschool Version Global Executive Composite T-Score Value4770800CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Preschool Version Inhibit Scale T-Score Value4770792CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Preschool Version Inhibitory Self-Control Index T-Score Value4770797CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Preschool Version Plan/Organize Scale T-Score Value4770796CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Preschool Version Shift Scale T-Score Value4770793CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Preschool Version Working Memory Scale T-Score Value4770795CDE Browser

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

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

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.

Protocol ID:

131102

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