Cognitive Therapy to Improve Word Finding
The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2005 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
Recruitment status was Recruiting
Information provided by:
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
First received: June 28, 2007
Last updated: March 10, 2009
Last verified: November 2005
Adults who sustain brain damage due to stroke, traumatic injury or surgery may develop difficulty finding words. This study compares the effectiveness of two behavior-based programs to improve picture naming ability in these individuals.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Procedure: Cueing systems to improve picture naming
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
||Learning Paradigms in Aphasia Rehabilitation
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Improved picture naming of trained words.
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Improved picture naming of untrained words.
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Difficulty finding words is common in patients with aphasia subsequent to left hemisphere stroke. This study will compare two cognitive therapies for the treatment of acquired word finding difficulties. The therapies use different types of cues. All participants will receive both therapies. Participants in this study will undergo a comprehensive and detailed assessment of language and other cognitive skills. The two treatments will be compared for their efficacy.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||18 Years and older
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- Word finding difficulty subsequent to stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain surgery or other brain damage occuring at least 6 month prior to participation
- Ability to attend 2 sessions per week for several months at Georgetown University in Washington, DC
- History of learning disabilities
- Best corrected vision less than 20/40
- Corrected hearing within functional limits
- Less than 10 years formal education
- Significant memory or comprehension problems
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00494520
|Georgetown University Medical Center
|Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20057 |
|Principal Investigator: Rhonda B. Friedman, Ph.D. |
||Rhonda B. Friedman, Ph.D.
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History of Changes
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|Study First Received:
||June 28, 2007
||March 10, 2009
||United States: Federal Government
Keywords provided by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD):
Traumatic Brain Injury
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ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 31, 2014
Wounds and Injuries
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Central Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System