Computerized Cognitive Training for Childhood Cancer Survivors
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00629395|
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : March 6, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 3, 2013
Specific Aim 1: To assess the feasibility and acceptability of a home-based, computerized attention training program with survivors of central nervous system (CNS) impacting pediatric cancer (e.g. acute lymphocyte leukemia [ALL], brain tumors).
Specific Aim 2: To estimate the effect size of this attention training program with survivors of childhood cancer to determine whether a larger-scale clinical trial is warranted.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Primary Brain Tumor||Behavioral: Captain's Log Computer Program|
Pediatric patients meeting initial eligibility criteria will be identified through the databases for each clinic (n = approximately 50 survivors in each clinic). A letter explaining the purpose of the study will then be sent to the parents of these patients. Interested parents will be invited to contact study personnel by phone or email for a thorough review of the study and to schedule a screening appointment.
After obtaining written informed consent and assent (from parents and child, respectively), screening procedures will include administration of an abbreviated intellectual test battery, two working memory tasks, and a computerized attention measure to the survivor. Parents will complete questionnaire measures regarding their child's adaptive, behavioral, emotional, and attentional functioning; follow-up interviewing will be conducted to clarify any potential problems identified on the questionnaires. The entire screening procedure is estimated to take approximately 60 minutes for the survivor and 30-45 minutes for parents. To maximize efficiency, a research assistant will complete testing with the child and a psychologist will explain the questionnaire measures to the parent and conduct any follow-up interviewing.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||9 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Computerized Cognitive Training for Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study|
|Study Start Date :||June 2007|
|Primary Completion Date :||October 2010|
|Study Completion Date :||October 2010|
Participate in 12 week computer program.
Behavioral: Captain's Log Computer Program
12 Computer Program
- Computer program results [ Time Frame: baseline and study completion ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00629395
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke University Health Systems|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|
|Principal Investigator:||Kristi Hardy, PhD||Duke University Health System|