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PostConcussion Executive Inventory

Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, and Peter K. Isquith, PhD

Assesses and monitors recovery from concussion
Paper and pencil
Age range:
5 years to 18 years
5 minutes to administer
Qualification level:
A degree, certificate, or license to practice in a health care profession or occupation, including (but not limited to) the following: medicine, neurology, nursing, occupational therapy and other allied health care professions, physician's assistants, psychiatry, social work; plus appropriate training and experience in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical behavioral assessment instruments. Certain health care providers may be eligible to purchase selected "B" and "C" level instruments within their area of expertise. Specifically, relevant supervised clinical experience using tests (i.e., internship, residency, etc.) in combination with formal coursework ( i.e., Tests and Measurement, Individual Assessment, or equivalent) qualifies a health care provider to purchase certain restricted products. Any PAR Customer already qualified to purchase a "B" or "C" level product, is also qualified to purchase an "S" level product. If you are not already qualified to purchase a "B"or "C" level product from PAR, please download and complete the special Qualification Form for Medical and Allied Health Professionals. (You will need Adobe Acrobat to view.) Close

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The PostConcussion Executive Inventory measures working memory, emotional control, and initiate/task completion to help clinicians evaluate and monitor children and adolescents who are recovering from concussion. Use together with other members of the ConcussTrack family for a multimodal evaluation of concussion:

  • The new PostConcussion Symptom Inventory-2 (PCSI-2) evaluates physical, emotional, cognitive, and sleep/fatigue symptoms to assess recovery from concussion and help clinicians manage students' return to school and daily activities.
  • The Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE) is a brief checklist that uses a standardized protocol to assess key elements of concussion to assist clinicians with diagnosis and inform treatment recommendations. It is available here at no charge!

Features and benefits

  • Determines if postinjury ratings of everyday function are clinically different from retrospective preinjury ratings. 
  • Monitors concussion recovery by comparing ratings over repeated visits.
  • Helpful when developing treatment recommendations, providing accommodations in school, and managing activities and expectations at home. 
  • Indicates if symptoms are attributable to the concussion or if they were part of the child's preinjury functioning. 

Test structure

  • Captures parent and student observations of change in functioning via separate Parent and Self-Report (for ages 11-18 years) forms. 
  • Uses items from the BRIEF2—the gold-standard test for executive function. 
  • Includes three scales (Working Memory, Emotional Control, and Initiate [Parent Form]/Task Completion [Self-Report Form]) that each provide a Retrospective-Adjusted Post-Injury Difference (RAPID) score, and a Total RAPID score. 
  • Both forms include validity scales. 

Technical information

  • Data were collected from a large sample including parents (n = 1,668) and students ages 11-18 years (n = 1,229) split into symptomatic and asymptomatic groups. 
  • Internal consistency for the Total RAPID score across Parent and Self-Report forms ranged from .75 to .89 for the asymptomatic sample and from .91 to .93 for the symptomatic sample.