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Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS) - Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the answers for the Temporal Judgement test do not seem to be correct. Why is this?

How do I score the test if I have only been able to administer 5 rather than 6 tests?

How should I score the Action Programme Task if the person only uses the lid to fill the tube?

Please can I have the downward extension norms that are advertised on the website.

I cannot find percentile scores for subtests and overall profile score in the manual?


Some of the answers for the Temporal Judgement test do not seem to be correct. Why is this?

This is an interesting point about the Temporal Judgement subtest. It is true that sometimes the answers to the responses are not actually correct in a
real-world situation. However, what is being scored is the examinee's estimate compared to what the normative sample estimated for that judgement question in the standardisation. That is, the average answer from the normative group's answers was that it would take 15-25 minutes to clean the windows of a house.

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How do I score the test if I have only been able to administer 5 rather than 6 tests?

Add the mean of the subtests that have actually been administered to the total. So, if the person scores 2, 2, 3, 1 & 4 for the 5 tests the total for these 5 is 12 with a mean of just over 2. This is added to the 12 giving a pro-rated total of 14.

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How should I score the Action Programme Task if the person only uses the lid to fill the tube?

Finally, the Action Programme Test should be scored as indicated in the manual. Although there are different ways one could fill the tube, what we are wanting is the most efficient way to do this.

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Please can I have the downward extension norms that are advertised on the website.

The downward extension norms are available in the manual. If you have purchased a copy of the manual from November 2006, the norms information is on page 39 section “11.3 Norms for 7 year olds” and the Normative tables for this is on page 40. Please contact our customer services team if this is not available in your version of the BADS manual.

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I cannot find percentile scores for subtests and overall profile score in the manual?

If you refer to page 15 on the manual it states under the  section “Interpretation of scores”:

“The profile score for each subject participating in the study was converted into a standardised score with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15. It then became possible to classify performance on the BADS as either being impaired, borderline, low average, average, high average or superior, in the same way FSIQ scores are on the WAIS-R (Wechsler, 1981)…”

Based on this information, the percentiles are as follows: 

Overall Classification Standard score Percentile
Very superior 130+ >98
Superior 120-129 91-97
High Average 110-119 75-90
Average 90-109 25-74
Low Average 80-89 9-24
Borderline 70-79 2-8
Impaired <70 <2

 

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Key Information

Description

Predict everyday problems associated with the dysexecutive syndrome

Author(s)

Barbara A Wilson

Hazel Emslie

Jonathan J Evans

Nick Alderman

Paul W Burgess

Publication Year

1996

Age Range

16 years to 87 years

Administration

Individual - 40 minutes

Qualification Code

CL1


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