Frontal Systems Behavior Scale frsbe

For: Brief assessment of behaviour related to frontal systems damage in ages 18-95 years
Reading Level: Adult - Elder Adult
Format: Paper-and-Pencil
Length: 10 minutes to administer; 10-15 minutes to score
Scoring: Hand Scored

Manuals available in hard copy (book) or electronic version (e-Manual)

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FrSBe online Score Report (each) min order 5

For use in PARiConnect online account. Minimum order 5. Score reports provide scores and profiles based on response data from an i-Admin or a paper-and-pencil assessment.
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FrSBe online i-Admins (each) min order 5

For use in PARiConnect online account. Minimum order 5. i-Admins provide on-screen test administration, either in your office or remotely. Reports are purchased separately.
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FrSBe Family Rating Profile Forms (25)

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FrSBe Hand-Scorable Family Rating Test Booklets (25)

Pack of 25.
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FrSBe Hand-Scorable Self-Rating Test Booklets (25)

Pack of 25.
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FrSBe Introductory Kit

Includes Professional Manual, 25 Hand-Scorable Self-Rating Test Booklets, 25 Hand-Scorable Family Rating Test Booklets, 25 Self-Rating Profile Forms, and 25 Family Rating Profile Forms.
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Janet Grace, PhD, Paul F. Malloy, PhD


The FrSBe, formerly known as the Frontal Lobe Personality Scale (FLoPS), provides a brief, reliable, and valid measure of three frontal systems behavioural syndromes: apathy, disinhibition and executive dysfunction. It also quantifies behavioural changes over time by including both baseline (retrospective) and current assessments of behaviour.

Research has demonstrated that many individuals with frontal lobe damage are capable of normal performance on traditional neuropsychological measures. However, their behaviour in natural settings is often disordered, resulting in severe impairment in social and occupational functioning. The FrSBe fills a gap in the assessment of frontal systems behavioural syndromes by providing a means to identify and quantify these behavioural problems so that they may be targeted for treatment.

The FrSBe includes a Total Score, as well as scores on three subscales related to the three frontal systems behavioural syndromes: Apathy (14 items), Disinhibition (15 items) and Executive Dysfunction (17 items). This 46-item, paper-and-pencil behaviour rating scale is much easier and less time-consuming to administer than a neuropsychological test battery. Two hand-scorable, carbonless test booklets are available: one for self-rating and one for rating by a family member or caregiver. Each item is rated on a 5-point Likert scale. Items are written at a 6th-grade reading level. Two profile forms (Self and Family) allow comparisons of behaviours pre- and post-injury/illness.

The Professional Manual provides normative data for a community-based sample of 436 men and women for two levels of education (i.e. 12 years). Data also provided for several clinical groups, including patients with frontotemporal dementia, frontal lesions, non-frontal stroke, head injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

The FrSBe is particularly useful to neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, rehabilitation psychologists and counsellors, behavioural neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, and occupational therapists and speech pathologists who provide cognitive rehabilitation services.

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