Hebrew version of the Jansari assessment of Executive Functions for Children (JEF-C©): Translation, adaptation and validation

Nicole Orkin Simon, Ashok Jansari, Yafit Gilboa*

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Abstract

The Jansari assessment of Executive Functions for Children (JEF-C©) is a non-immersive computerized assessment of executive functions (EFs). This study aimed to create a cross-culturally adapted Hebrew version, JEF-C(H) © and to assess reliability and validity in the Israeli context. Forty typically developing Israeli children and adolescents, aged 11–18 years, were assessed with JEF-C(H) ©. In addition, participants and their parents filled in the Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF). JEF-C(H) © was found to be feasible in Israeli children and adolescents. The internal consistency was acceptable (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.79). Most of the JEF-C(H) © subtests and the Average score showed significant positive moderate to high correlations with age, ranging from 0.40 to 0.78 demonstrating construct validity. Multiple significant correlations were also found between the JEF-C(H) © Average score and the BRIEF indices as well as total score in the Parent and Self-report questionnaires. These preliminary findings support the reliability and validity of this version. Current findings demonstrate the potential clinical utility of JEF-C(H) © as an ecologically valid tool for Israeli children and adolescents in the assessment of EFs.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)287-305
Number of pages19
JournalNeuropsychological Rehabilitation
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2022

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Cultural adaptation
  • Ecological validity
  • Executive functions
  • Virtual reality

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