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Working Memory Training in College Students With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Learning Disabilities

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2010 by University of Toronto.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Toronto
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01154686
First received: April 14, 2010
Last updated: June 30, 2010
Last verified: June 2010
  Purpose

The overall objective of the current study is to determine whether computerized Working Memory (WM) training will enhance WM capacity in college students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)/Learning Disabilities (LD). There are also three additional objectives. The first is to determine whether improvements in WM will generalize to secondary outcome tasks, such as inhibitory control and planning. The second objective is to examine whether WM training will also ameliorate ADHD symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity. The last objective is to investigate whether improvements will be maintained at a two month follow-up period.

It is expected that the computerized WM training program will enhance WM capacity in college students with ADHD. In addition, it is believed that these increases in WM capacity will also lead to improvements in other executive functions. It is also hypothesized that WM training will lead to a reduction in ADHD symptomology. Lastly, these improvements should be maintained at three month follow-up.


Condition Intervention
Attention Deficit Disorder
Behavioral: Cogmed

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Working Memory Training in College Students With ADHD/LD

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Further study details as provided by University of Toronto:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (auditory verbal working memory measure) [ Time Frame: within 120 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cognitive Failures Questionnaire [ Time Frame: within 120 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: September 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Cogmed
    The Cogmed Working Memory Training Program will be used as the experimental program because of preliminary evidence indicating its effectiveness in enhancing WM and reducing behavioural symptoms of inattention/hyperactivity in children. This software-based training program was designed to improve WM abilities, particularly in children with ADHD or severe attention problems. Training is implemented with a software program (RoboMemo©). It includes a set of auditory verbal and visual-spatial WM tasks presented via computer. All tasks involve: maintenance of simultaneous mental representations of multiple stimuli, unique sequencing of stimulus order in each trial and progressive adaptation of difficulty level as a function of individual performance.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of ADHD/Learning Disability
  • registered as a university student (full or part time)
  • registered at accessibilities services
  • taking at least one course

Exclusion Criteria:

  • On a leave
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01154686

Contacts
Contact: Rachel Gropper, MA (416) 587-7944 rachelgropper@hotmail.com

Locations
Canada, Ontario
University of Toronto Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Rachel Gropper, MA         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Toronto
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rachel Gropper, MA University of Toronto
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Rachel Gropper, OISE/University of Toronto
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01154686     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 23977
Study First Received: April 14, 2010
Last Updated: June 30, 2010
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Learning Disorders
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Mental Disorders
Communication Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms

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