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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00454454
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 30, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 30, 2013
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Wright, Emory University

Brief Summary:
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 or disease
Memory

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.).


Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 425 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Display Enhanced TEsting for Cognitive Impairment and Traumatic Brain Injury
Study Start Date : March 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Memory
U.S. FDA Resources

Group/Cohort
No treatment




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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00454454


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

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: David Wright, Associate Professor, Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00454454     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 797-2002
First Posted: March 30, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013

Keywords provided by David Wright, Emory University:
memory
display enhanced testing