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 based on the original BRIEF, the BRIEF-A includes 75 items within nine nonoverlapping theoretically and empirically derived clinical scales:
Organization of Materials
Purpose: Assesses adult executive functioning/self-regulation Format: Paper and pencil Age range: 18 years to 90 years Time: 10–15 minutes
Two broad indexes (Behavioral Regulation and Metacognition), an overall summary score, and three validity scales (Negativity, Inconsistency, and Infrequency) are included.
Features and Benefits
Versatile: Useful 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.
Available in Spanish: BRIEF-A Self-Report and Informant forms have been translated into U.S. Spanish. This product uses English norms only.
Normative sample included 1,136 adults from a wide range of racial/ethnic backgrounds, educational backgrounds, and geographic regions.
Profiles for diagnostic groups, including ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis, are presented.
Demonstrates evidence of reliability, validity, and clinical utility as an ecologically sensitive measure of executive functioning in individuals with a range of conditions across a wide age range.