TBI: "The three overall indexes (General Executive Composite, Metacognition Index, Behavioral Regulation Index) have been shown to be sensitive to TBI severity and outcome. The BRIEF was selected as a Supplemental measure to provide an evaluation of everyday executive function and because of its standardization on a large number of typically-developing children, thus providing age-based standard scores." – McCauley et al., 2012
Cerebral Palsy: The original version of the BRIEF was utilized in a number of studies of children with CP, including: evidence of population-specific test-retest reliability, evidence that samples with CP had more executive behavior difficulties identified by the BRIEF, evidence that CP-related decrements in BRIEF scores were mediated by cognitive executive functions, and associations between BRIEF scores and levels of adaptive behavior. To date, no studies of samples with CP have been published that utilize the BRIEF-2.
Sport-Related Concussion: Advantage: The BRIEF was developed as a measure of executive function and provides behavioral benchmarks for executive behaviors on three scales. It is a widely used scale in TBI. It was used in a study of children with concussion and demonstrated differences between children with concussion and children with other neurologic injury (Rieger et al., 2013). In addition, it contributes additional information to other self-report measures such as the CBCL. It includes parent or teacher reports for proxy report. Yields scaled scores, includes validity scales, and composite scores. Limitations: Clinical normative sample is mixed and the brain injury sample includes all severity of TBI. In many studies of brain injury in which the BRIEF is used, the samples are of mixed injury severity.
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