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

Title of the Portuguese Version

Inventário de Avaliação Comportamental de Funções Executivas (BRIEF-A)

Original Version

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

General Description

The BRIEF-A is a self-report instrument that captures adults’ views of their executive functions in their everyday environment. It comprises: a Self-Report Form designed to be completed by an adult (ages 18 through 90 years); and an Informant Report Form designed to be completed by a knowledgeable informant such as a spouse, adult child, parent, caregiver, nurse, mental health workrker or other person who has frequent interaction with the individual completing the Self-Report Form.

The BRIEF-A is composed of 75 items within nine clinical scales that measure diferente aspects of executive functioning: Inhibit, Self-Monitor, Shift, Emotional Control, Initiate, Working Memory, Plan/Organize, Task. Monitor, and Organization of Materials.

The BRIEF-A is realiable, valid and sensitive to exectuive funtion strenghts and difficulties in different clinical populations.

The BRIEF-A is now being standardized and validated for the Portuguese population.

References
  • Roth, R. M., Isquith P.K., & Gioia, G. A. (2005). Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function- Adult Version (BRIEF-A). Professional Manual. PAR

Contacts

Cristina P. Albuquerque

(calbuquerque@fpce.uc.pt)