Coming soon! The BIFCA is a performance-based measure of functional capacity that assesses an individual's ability to perform key tasks of living. It is designed to be used as a coprimary outcome measure in clinical trials of cognition-enhancing drugs for adults with schizophrenia and related disorders.
Features and benefits
- Development was sponsored by a government-industry-academic collaboration (MATRICS-CT).
- Has a demonstrated relationship to cognitive deficits and functional outcomes.
- Emerged from multiple studies investigating psychometric properties and cross-cultural adaptability of coprimary measures.
- Subtests were selected for their interpretability across cultures.
- Features convenient administration and is easy to include with other outcome measures.
- Available in foreign languages. Translations of the BIFCA into Spanish for Spain, German, Russian, Spanish for Central and South America, Chinese (Simplified), Hindi, and Japanese are available. Call 1.800.331.8378 for more information.
Modules assess functional capacity in three areas of basic living skills: Comprehension and planning, household management, and work and productivity. Through standardized role-play activities, individuals demonstrate their capacity to plan, to identify problems and generate solutions, and to persist in an activity.
Reliability and validity data are drawn from a sample of schizophrenia patients that was used to examine functional outcome.