Examination of Virtual Supermarket (Vmall) as an Assessment of Executive Functions in Children and Adolescents With Acquired Brain Injury

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 24, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 26, 2007
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Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this research is to find whether or not there are differences in the executive functions during "shopping" in a "virtual mall", between children with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) vs healthy children.

The hypothesis is that there will be differences in time (more time to shop) and mistakes (more mistakes during shopping), in the ABI group.

Condition or disease
Brain Injuries

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : April 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children with ABI
  • at least a year after injury
  • who have been discharged from hospital and back home

Exclusion Criteria:

  • children with learning disabilities former to injury
  • visual disabilities or developmental disabilities

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Sheba Medical Center
Ramat Gan, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Amichai Brezner, MD Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT00425958     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-05-3856-AB-CTIL
First Posted: January 24, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 26, 2007
Last Verified: September 2007

Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
year and more after TBI
good vision
at least one functinal hand
cap[able od doing shopping during everyday life

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