Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Adult (BRIEF-A)
Authors: Robert M.. Roth, PhD/ Peter K. Isquith, PhD/ Gerald A. Gioia, PhD
- Adult Executive Functioning/Self-Regulation
- Self and Informant Questionnaire
- Ages 18 through 90
- Qualification Level B
The BRIEF-A captures views of an adults executive function and self-regulation in everyday environments, through both a self-report and an informant report. Results can provide insight into attention disorders, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other disorders. The questionnaire covers nine discrete scales: Inhibit, Self-Monitor, Plan/Organize, Shift, Initiate, Task Monitor, Emotional Control, Working Memory, and Organization of Materials.
The BRIEF-A was normed on a nationally representative sample of 1,136 adults, including various diagnostic groups.
Administration and Scoring
Administration takes 10-15 minutes, and scoring takes 15-20 minutes. Two broad indexes are derived (Behavioral Regulation and Metacognition), along with an overall score and three validity scales (Negativity, Inconsistency, and Infrequency).