Frontal Behavioral Inventory - Modified by Heidler Gary
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Supplemental: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
|Short Description of Instrument||
Background: The Frontal Behavior Inventory Modified (FBI-Mod) is unique in two ways as compared with the original FBI: 1) Items are simplified to ask only one question per item, as opposed to two questions, and 2) the test is completed by the caregiver themselves as opposed to being completed as a staff-led interview.
Scoring: Items are scored according to the extent of the behavioral change: 0 = None/never; 1 = Mild, occasional; 2 = Moderate/often; 3 = Severe, most of the time.
Feasibility: Easy to use because no staff are required.
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