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Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System™ (D-KEFS™) - Key references

Listed below are a number of key references which describe the use of the D-KEFS with various clinical groups, as well other aspects of its psychometric properties. A review of these, and further relevant articles are reported in the new D-KEFS UK Examiner's manual.

Baldo, J.V., Delis, D.C., Wilkins, D.P. & Shimamura, A.P. (2004). Is it bigger than a breadbox? Performance of frontal patients on a new executive function test. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19, 407-419.

Delis, D.C., Kramer, J.H., Kaplan, E. & Holdnack, J. (2004). Reliability and validity of the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System: An Update. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10, 301-303.

Keil, K., Baldo, J., Kaplan, E., Kramer, J. & Delis, D.C. (2005). The role of frontal cortex in inferential Reasoning: Evidence from the Word Context Test. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 426-433.

Kleinhans, N., Akshoomoff, N. & Delis, D.C. (2005). Executive functions in Autism and Asperger’s Disorder: Flexibility, fluency, and inhibition. Developmental Neuropsychology, 27, 379-401.

Kramer, J.H., Quitania, L., Dean, D., Neuhaus, J., Rosen, H.J., Halabi, C., Weiner, M.W., Magnotta, V.A., Delis, D.C. & Miller, B.L. (2007). Magnetic resonance imaging correlates of set shifting. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 13, 386-392.

Loken Thornton, W.L., Shapiro, R.J., Deria, S., Geib, S. & Hill, A. (2007). Differential impact of age on verbal memory and executive functioning in chronic kidney disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 13, 344-353.

Lysaker, P.H., Whitney, K.A. & Davis, L.W. (2006). Awareness of illness in schizophrenia: Associations with multiple assessments of executive functions. Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, 18, 516-520.

McDonald, C.R., Delis, D.C., Norman, M.A., Tecoma, E.S. & Iragui, V.J. (2005). Discriminating patients with frontal lobe epilepsy and temporal lobe epilepsy: Utility of a multi-level design fluency test. Neuropsychology, 19, 806-813.

McDonald, C.R., Delis, D.C., Norman, M.A., Wetter, S.R., Tecoma, E.S. & Iragui, V.J. (2005). Response inhibition and set-shifting in patients with frontal-lobe epilepsy or temporal-lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 7, 438-446.

Yochim, B., Baldo, J., Nelson, A. & Delis, D.C. (2007). D-KEFS Trail Making Test performance in patients with lateral prefrontal cortex lesions. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 13, 1-6.




Key Information


Provides a comprehensive assessment of higher-level thinking and cognitive flexibility. Available on Q-interactive.


Dean C Delis

Edith Kaplan

Joel H Kramer

Publication Year


Age Range

8 years to 89 years


Individual - 90 minutes

Qualification Code


£662.00 (Complete kit price from)
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