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Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS)

Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS)
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Predict everyday problems associated with the dysexecutive syndrome

Age Range

16 - 87 years


Individual: 40 minutes

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Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS)

B.A. Wilson, N. Alderman, P.W. Burgess, H. Emslie & J.J. Evans

The term ‘Dysexecutive Syndrome’ includes disorders of planning, organisation, 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 programmes.

BADS specifically assesses the skills and demands involved in everyday life. It is sensitive to the capacities affected by frontal lobe damage, emphasising those usually exercised in everyday situations:

  • Temporal judgement
  • Rule shift cards
  • Action programme
  • Key search
  • Zoo map
  • Modified six elements

Dysexecutive Questionnaire

The battery includes a 20 item Dysexecutive Questionnaire (DEX) that samples the range of problems in four broad areas of likely change: Emotional or personality changes, motivational changes, behavioural changes, and cognitive changes.


Validation studies show that BADS is sensitive to the everyday problems experienced by patients with brain injury, and a small study was conducted on people with schizophrenia to identify executive deficits in this group.

Product Items

BADS Kit: Manual, 25 Scoring Sheets, 5 Stimulus Books, Stimulus Cards, Three-Dimensional Plastic Materials, Timer, 25 Self Rater DEX Questionnaires and 25 Independent Rater Questionnaires in a bag
Item # MPS02-34006
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BADS Manual
Item # MPS02-29262
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BADS DEX Questionnaires (2 packs of 25) (Self Rater and Independent Rater)
Item # MPS02-29163
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BADS Scoring Sheets (Pack of 25)
Item # MPS02-29255
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