Barbara A. Wilson, Nick Alderman, Paul W. Burgess, Hazel Emslie, Jonathan J. Evans
Predict everyday problems associated with the Dysexcutive Syndrome
16 to 87 years
216 U.K. controls and 92 patient study. Aged scaled scores and percentile ranks
Predict everyday problems associated with the dysexecutive syndrome
Dysexecutive Syndrome includes disorders of planning, organization, problem solving, setting priorities, and attention and is one of the major areas of cognitive deficit that can impede functional recovery and the ability to respond to rehabilitation programs.
- Specifically assesses skills and demands of everyday life
- Is sensitive to capacities affected by frontal lobe damage
- Emphasizes capacities usually exercised in everyday situations
BADS is sensitive to everyday problems experienced due to brain injury, and a small study was conducted with schizophrenia to identify executive deficits in this group.