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Neuropsicologia Latinoamericana

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QUEREJETA, Andrea N. et al. Argentine Adaptation of Behavioural Assessment of Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS). Neuropsicologia Latinoamericana [online]. 2015, vol.7, n.3, pp. 47-56. ISSN 2075-9479.

The aim of this study was to present the Argentine adaptation of the english neuropsychological battery of executive function Behavioural Assessment of Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS) (Wilson, Alderman, Burgess, Emslie & Evans, 1999). The ecological battery consists of six subtests and the DEX dysexecutive questionnaire that can be self- or hetero-applied. Direct and inverse translations (stimulus, manual and protocol) were conducted. Equivalence between versions was also evaluated. Ten Cognitive interviews that made it possible to adjust instructions and linguistic expressions were performed. The adaptation basically consisted of two stages; at the first one it was adjusted the temporal judgment subtest and DEX dysexecutive questionnaire because some problems were detected in both of them, and in the second one it were included a validity and reliability studies. Data obtained were analysed with descriptive statistics, expert judgment, factor analysis and correlation coefficients. In the first stage, the temporal judgment test (n=71) and DEX questionnaire (n= 130, N=13) were administered to adjust those items with difficulties. In the second stage, an expert consultation (n=11) was performed to assess the content validity of the battery test. The judges agreement was acceptable (.77). The battery was administered to 120 participants without lesions. The sample was descriptively analyzed according age, IQ and BADS executive profile. The confirmatory factor analysis of DEX questionnaire showed a matrix formed by a single factor (disorder) again, with an Alpha de Cronbach of .87. The inter-rater-reliability was between .90 to .98. The BADS Argentine version requires more psychometric studies and local norms.

Palabras clave : Adaptation; Executive function; Neuropsychological assessment; BADS; DEX questionnaire.

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