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Table 1 BRIEF-SR & BRIEF-PF clinical scales

From: Neuropsychological assessment in adolescents with anorexia nervosa – exploring the relationship between self-report and performance-based testing

Clinical scale Description and intrpretations of scale
Inhibit The ability to inhibit, resist or not act on an impulse. Also refers to the ability to stop one’s own behavior at an appopriate time.
Shift The content-dependent ability to move freely from one activity, situation or aspect of a problem to another. Includes making swift transitions, problem-solve flexibly and switch or alternate attention.
Behavioral shift1 To be able to flexibly alter your behavior depending on environment or schedule
Cognitive shift1 To flexibly solve problems
Emotional control1 The ability to adjust emotional responses in an appropriate and constructive way
Monitor The ability of the child to assess its own performance to attain knowledge of progress in terms of personal goals and achievements. Also a personal monitoring functioning to ensure the effect on one’s own behaviors on others
Working memory The ability to hold information in mind with the purpose of completing a task or activity
Plan/Organize The ability to tackel demands, both current and future-oriented. To be able to anticipate future demands, to set goals and to time-efficiently develop strategies for goal achievement
Organization of materials The orderliness of work, play and storage spaces (bedrooms, lockers, desks etc.)
Task completion1 The ability to finish or complete task appropriately and within a given timeframe
Initiate2 The ability of initiation an assignment or activity. To be able to independently generate ideas.
  1. 1= Only in BRIEF-SR
  2. 2= Only in BRIEF-PF