Is BRIEF a useful instrument in day to day care of patients with phenylketonuria?

Liemburg GB, Jahja R, van Spronsen FJ, de Sonneville LM, van der Meere JJ, Bosch AM, Hollak CE, Rubio-Gozalbo ME, Brouwers MC, Hofstede FC, de Vries MC, Janssen MC, van der Ploeg AT, Langendonk JG, Huijbregts SC

Molecular genetics and metabolism, 2015 Mar


Despite early and continuous treatment many patients with phenylketonuria (PKU) still experience neurocognitive problems. Most problems have been observed in the domain of executive functioning (EF). For regular monitoring of EF, the use of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) has been proposed. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the BRIEF is indeed a useful screening instrument in monitoring of adults with PKU.

doi: S1096-7192(14)00682-9