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Computer-Based Therapy for Mild Cognitive Impairment

This study has been completed.
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Davis
Stanford University
Information provided by:
Posit Science Corporation Identifier:
First received: April 27, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2006
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to determine the neuropsychological and neurophysiological impacts of a computer-based training program designed to improve the cognitive performance of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Condition Intervention Phase
Mild Cognitive Impairment Procedure: Computer-based training for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Computer-Based Therapy for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Further study details as provided by Posit Science Corporation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The study investigates changes in a neuropsychological assessment battery pre-randomization
  • and upon the completion of training.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Early evaluations will be conducted from brain imaging; specifically, date
  • obtained via positron emission tomography (PET), magnetoencephalography (MEG),
  • electroencephalography (EEG), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • studies.

Estimated Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: September 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2006
Detailed Description:
The study is a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of a computerized, cognitive intervention with three main goals: 1) to assess the magnitude of improvements in memory, language function, and cognitive function following computer training, 2) to investigate the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying such neuropsychological improvements, and 3) to demonstrate the feasibility of using this kind of computer-based therapy in older populations.

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

1)65 - 90 years of age 2)Meet definition for MCI including complaints of cognitive decline as indicated by patient report and/or informant report, and corroborated by clinician judgment and, the absence of dementia, defined as impairment of memory and at least one other domain of cognitive function.

3)Fluency in English 4)Willing to meet the time commitment of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Clinically significant cerebrovascular disease
  2. Individuals scheduled to begin acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (AChEI) therapy -
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00319943

United States, California
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Sponsors and Collaborators
Posit Science Corporation
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Davis
Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Joel Kramer, PsyD University of California, San Francisco
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00319943     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OUT-108-2005
Study First Received: April 27, 2006
Last Updated: April 27, 2006

Keywords provided by Posit Science Corporation:
Cognitive remediation
Cognitive impairment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cognition Disorders
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on September 21, 2017