Virtual Reality Helmet to Test for Problems With Memory (DETECT)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Wallace C. Coulter Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Wright, Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00454454
First received: March 28, 2007
Last updated: July 27, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this research study is to compare a virtual reality display device with the standard neuropsychological evaluation for detecting mild cognitive impairment (problems with memory, concentration, reaction time, etc.).


Condition
Memory

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Display Enhanced TEsting for Cognitive Impairment and Traumatic Brain Injury

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Further study details as provided by Emory University:

Enrollment: 425
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
No treatment

Detailed Description:

Since many individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) appear to function normally, MCI may often be recognizable through testing in advance of any changes noticed by family members or caregivers. Early and frequent testing can therefore trigger an earlier diagnosis, which may increase the effectiveness of currently available medications used to delay onset of Alzheimer's symptoms. Primary care and geriatric physicians currently lack the necessary tools required for quick and accurate MCI screening in the doctor's office environment. The current industry-standard is a battery of pen & paper neuropsychological tests that require 1.5 hours in a quiet room with a neuropsychologist.

Comparison: virtual reality display device compared to the standard neuropsychological evaluation for detecting mild cognitive impairment (problems with memory, concentration, reaction time, etc.).

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

geriatric clinic, retirement facilities

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 65 yrs of age and older
  • MMSE of 18 or greater or mini-cog of 4 or greater
  • Ability to read
  • Informed consent given

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Visual, hearing or physical impairment that would limit ability to use the virtual reality helmet or control device
  • Non-English speaking
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00454454

Locations
United States, Georgia
Wesley Woods Outpatient Clinic
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Wesley Woods Health Center
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
Wallace C. Coulter Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David W Wright, MD Emory University
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: David Wright, Associate Professor, Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00454454     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 797-2002
Study First Received: March 28, 2007
Last Updated: July 27, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Emory University:
memory
display enhanced testing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Injuries
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 22, 2014