A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Two Types of Memory Training Programs in People With a Diagnosis of Mental Illness.

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2012 by St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bruno Losier, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01708200
First received: October 10, 2012
Last updated: October 15, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
  Purpose

This study will compare the effectiveness of a psychoeducational memory program versus a computerized memory program in individuals with mental illness. Although improvements are expected with both form of interventions, we do not know which will provide maximal benefit in this population.


Condition Intervention
Memory Impairment
Other: Memory Intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Two Types of Cognitive Training Interventions Administered to Individuals With a Diagnosis of a Mental Health Condition.

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Further study details as provided by St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Declarative Memory Measure - Hopkins Verbal Learning Test [ Time Frame: Participants will be asked to complete this measure prior to the start of the intervention and again at the completion of the intervention (i.e., interval of 5 weeks between pre and post measurements). ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Individuals participating in either protocol (i.e., top-down or bottom-up) will complete the memory measure before the commencement of the treatment and again at the end of treatment.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mood Measure - Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (Lovibond & Lovibond, 1993) [ Time Frame: Participants will be asked to complete this measure prior to the start of the intervention and again at the completion of the intervention (i.e., interval of 5 weeks between pre and post measurements). ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Functional - Multifactorial Metamemory Questionnaire (Troyer & Rich, 2011) [ Time Frame: Participants will be asked to complete this measure prior to the start of the intervention and again at the completion of the intervention (i.e., interval of 5 weeks between pre and post measurements). ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 76
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Memory Intervention
Two types of memory protocols (psychoeducational vs computerized) will be compared in a population of individuals with mental illness.
Other: Memory Intervention
A comparison of two type of memory intervention protocols; a psychoeducational/intervention protocol versus a computerized memory protocol in a population of individuals with mental illness.

Detailed Description:

The aim of the current study is to compare two memory strategies, a top-down (i.e., educational and interventional)protocol vs. a bottom-up (computerized)protocol, in a population of individuals diagnosed with mental illness. Performance on ecologically validated memory tasks will be measured before and after each intervention protocol. Improvements are expected following each protocol. However, there is no evidence available to support added benefits from one protocol over another. As such, the current study will endeavour to contrast the two intervention types (top-down vs. bottom-up) to determine which, if any, provides maximal benefit.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Memory impairment equivalent to 1.5 std. dev. below average for age
  • Speak and read English fluently

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Older than 65 years of age
  • Significant visual impairment (e.g., cataracts, macular degeneration)
  • Motor impairment (e.g., hemiplegia on dominant side)
  • Diagnosis of Dementia
  • Alcohol and/or substance abuse (in past 3 months)
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01708200

Contacts
Contact: Bruno J Losier, Ph.D. (905) 522-1155 ext 35592 losierb@stjoes.ca
Contact: Michele Bridge (905) 522-1155 ext 36371

Locations
Canada, Ontario
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Not yet recruiting
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3K7
Principal Investigator: Bruno J Losier, Ph.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bruno J Losier, Ph.D. St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Bruno Losier, Clinical Neuropsychologist, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01708200     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R.P. #12-3749, SJHH
Study First Received: October 10, 2012
Last Updated: October 15, 2012
Health Authority: Canada: Ministry of Health & Long Term Care, Ontario

Keywords provided by St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton:
Memory
Intervention
Computerized
Psychoeducational
Mental Illness

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 20, 2014