Parent and self-report ratings of executive function in adolescents with myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus.

TitleParent and self-report ratings of executive function in adolescents with myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsMahone ME, Zabel AT, Levey E, Verda M, Kinsman S
JournalChild neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence
Volume8
Issue4
Pagination258-70
Date Published2002 Dec
Abstract

Parent and self-report ratings were obtained for 28 adolescents with myelomeningocele and congenital hydrocephalus using the Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC; Reynolds & Kamphaus, 1998a, 1998b) and the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF; Gioia, Isquith, Guy, & Kenworthy, 2000; Guy, Gioia, & Isquith, 1998). Parents rated their children as having significantly more problems, compared to published norms, on the BRIEF but not the BASC. Adolescents rated themselves as having significantly more problems, compared to parent ratings, on scales comprising the BRIEF Behavioral Regulation Index; but not on common scales of the BASC. Parents also reported more problems on the BRIEF Global Executive Composite than on all three primary BASC indices, and more problems on the BRIEF Metacognition Index than on the BRIEF Behavioral Regulation Index. We conclude that the BRIEF captures salient executive dysfunction among individuals with myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus, and may be useful in identifying needs for intervention that might not be identified by broad-band behavior rating scales alone.

Alternate JournalChild Neuropsychol