Do ADHD and executive dysfunctions, measured by the Hebrew version of behavioral rating inventory of executive functions (BRIEF), completely overlap?

Neta Linder, Naama Kroyzer*, Adina Maeir, Raya Wertman-Elad, Yehuda Pollak

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Abstract

The centrality of executive function deficits (EFD) in attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is well accepted albeit EFD is not synonymous with ADHD. The purpose of the present study was to examine the extent to which ADHD and EF overlap and to validate the Hebrew version of the Behavioral Rating Inventory of Executive Functions (BRIEF). Parents of 178 children with and without ADHD completed the BRIEF and the ADHD-Rating Scale. Significant differences were found between groups on each scale even after controlling for the other scale. Internal consistency analysis supported the reliability of the Hebrew version of the BRIEF. We conclude that ADHD and Executive Dysfunctions do not completely overlap.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)494-502
Number of pages9
JournalChild Neuropsychology
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • ADHD-Rating Scale
  • BRIEF
  • Children
  • Executive Functions

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