SeniorWISE: Improving Everyday Memory in At-Risk Elderly

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00094731
First received: October 21, 2004
Last updated: December 9, 2009
Last verified: February 2006
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether classes on memory training will help older adults to improve or maintain their daily activities.


Condition Intervention Phase
Aging
Procedure: Memory Training
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Official Title: Improving Everyday Memory in At-Risk Elderly

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Further study details as provided by National Institute on Aging (NIA):

Estimated Enrollment: 260
Study Start Date: March 2001
Study Completion Date: February 2006
Primary Completion Date: February 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Volunteer participants will be randomly assigned to experimental (memory training) and comparison (health promotion) groups. Both groups will learn strategies for successful aging. Participants will be in the study for 27 months and will be interviewed on five occasions for 3 hours per interview. The classroom-based intervention is an 8-session, 1 1/2 hour course designed to teach older adults the use of strategies to improve everyday memory. Strategically-placed booster sessions will be provided to subjects within 3 months following the last class session.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Reside in Austin, Texas or Travis County
  • African, Caucasian, or Hispanic heritage
  • Fluent in reading and speaking English
  • Mini Mental Exam scores of 23-30
  • Pass executive function test
  • Adequate hearing and vision to enable participation in classroom learning
  • Free of Alzheimer's disease or other conditions (e.g., certain cancers) likely to result in mortality before study completion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 65
  • Score less than 23 on MMSE
  • Fail the executive function tests
  • Severe sensory losses, hearing or vision, that would prohibit testing or participation
  • self-report a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other conditions (e.g., certain cancers) likely to result in mortality before study completion
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00094731

Locations
United States, Texas
University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
Austin, Texas, United States, 78701
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Graham McDougall, PhD, RN University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
  More Information

Publications:
Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00094731     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AG0008, R01 AG15384
Study First Received: October 21, 2004
Last Updated: December 9, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institute on Aging (NIA):
Aging
Memory
Mental Recall
Mental Processes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 01, 2014