Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Adult (BRIEF-A)
Author(s): 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 adult’s 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).