Purpose: Assess adult executive functioning/self-regulation
Age: 18-90 years
Time: 15-20 minutes
The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Adult Version (BRIEF-A) measures an adult's self-view and captures important observer information for a comprehensive picture of the rated individual's executive functioning. Both a self-report and an informant report are used.
- Is completed by adults 18-90 years of age, including adults with 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).
- Is administered to an adult informant who is familiar with the rated individual's everyday functioning. It can be used alone when the rated individual is unable to complete the Self-Report Form, or with the Self-Report Form to gain multiple perspectives on the individual's functioning. When administered in conjunction with the Self-Report Form, the BRIEF-A Informant Report Form provides a more clinically comprehensive picture of the individual being rated.
The BRIEF-A is based on the original Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF). It is composed of 75 items within nine theoretically and empirically derived clinical scales that measure various aspects of executive functioning.
- Task Monitor
- Emotional Control
- Working Memory
- Organisation of Materials
The clinical scales form two broader indexes: Behavioral Regulation (BRI) and Metacognition (MI), and these indexes form the overall summary score, the Global Executive Composite (GEC). The BRIEF-A also includes three validity scales (Negativity, Inconsistency, and Infrequency).
The BRIEF-A can be administered and scored online via PARiConnect.
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