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
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00494520
First received: June 28, 2007
Last updated: March 10, 2009
Last verified: November 2005
  Purpose

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.


Condition Intervention
Anomia
Aphasia
Traumatic Brain Injury
Cerebrovascular Accident
Procedure: Cueing systems to improve picture naming

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Learning Paradigms in Aphasia Rehabilitation

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Further study details as provided by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improved picture naming of trained words.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improved picture naming of untrained words.

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: July 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2009
Detailed Description:

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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00494520

Contacts
Contact: Sarah F. Snider, MA, SLP sfs24@georgetown.edu
Contact: Nora L. Watson, BS nlw9@georgetown.edu

Locations
United States, District of Columbia
Georgetown University Medical Center Recruiting
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20057
Principal Investigator: Rhonda B. Friedman, Ph.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rhonda B. Friedman, Ph.D. Georgetown University
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00494520     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01DC006934-01
Study First Received: June 28, 2007
Last Updated: March 10, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD):
Anomia
Aphasia
Traumatic Brain Injury
Cerebrovascular Accident

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Speech Disorders
Aphasia
Brain Injuries
Cerebral Infarction
Stroke
Brain Diseases
Brain Infarction
Brain Ischemia
Cardiovascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Communication Disorders
Craniocerebral Trauma
Language Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Trauma, Nervous System
Vascular Diseases
Wounds and Injuries

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 21, 2014