The Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS): Ecological, Concurrent and Construct Validity

  title={The Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS): Ecological, Concurrent and Construct Validity},
  author={G Norris and Robyn L Tate},
  journal={Neuropsychological Rehabilitation},
  pages={33 - 45}
  • G. Norris, R. Tate
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Issues of validity, and in particular ecological validity, are a current concern for tests examining disorders of executive abilities related to frontal systems dysfunction. The Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS, Wilson et al., 1996) was developed in response to the need for better neuropsychological tests in this area. The present study examines the validity of the BADS, along with six other commonly used tests of executive ability in two groups of participants with… 
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