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Computer-Based Cognitive Training and Sleep Quality in Older Adult Insomniacs

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified May 2009 by The Max Stern Academic College Of Emek Yezreel.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00901641
First Posted: May 14, 2009
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2009
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Information provided by:
The Max Stern Academic College Of Emek Yezreel
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of computerized, home-based cognitive training on sleep quality of older adults with insomnia.

Condition Intervention
Insomnia Device: CogniFit Personal Coach®

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Computer-Based Cognitive Training and Sleep Quality in Older Adult Insomniacs

Further study details as provided by The Max Stern Academic College Of Emek Yezreel:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • sleep measures [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cognitive performance [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ]

Enrollment: 51
Study Start Date: May 2003
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: cognitive training
CogniFit Personal Coach® computer cognitive training program. The program provides individually tailored cognitive training based on the results of a baseline evaluation (the Neuropsychological Examination - CogniFit Personal Coach®). The program assigns scores to 17 cognitive abilities that are subsequently trained by means of 21 different tasks.
Device: CogniFit Personal Coach®
The program provides individually tailored cognitive training based on the results of a baseline evaluation (the Neuropsychological Examination - CogniFit Personal Coach®).7 The program assigns scores to 17 cognitive abilities that are subsequently trained by means of 21 different tasks.

Detailed Description:
Participants in the cognitive training group train in a computer-based cognitive training program over a period of 12 weeks. An active control group train in a program involving tasks that do not engage high-level cognitive functioning over the same period.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of chronic insomnia
  • able to use a home personal computer
  • have healthy dominant hand functioning
  • Hebrew speakers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • have any significant visual or hearing impairment
  • have any significant medical, neurological or psychiatric illness that might bring about cognitive change
  • have sleep disorders other than insomnia
  • have any significant medical disease (including cancer, diabetes, liver, kidney, heart or lung disease)
  • alcoholism or other drug abuse
  • taking any medication known to affect central nervous system functioning other than sleeping pills
  • historical evidence suggesting significant psychiatric conditions such as depression, psychosis or neurologic disease
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00901641


Locations
Israel
The Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel
Emek Yezreel, Israel, 19300
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Max Stern Academic College Of Emek Yezreel
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Iris Haimov, Ph.D. The Max Stern Academic College Of Emek Yezreel
  More Information

Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Haimov Iris, Ph.D.,associate professor, The Max Stern Academic College Of Emek Yezreel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00901641     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: emek123-08
First Submitted: May 12, 2009
First Posted: May 14, 2009
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2009
Last Verified: May 2009

Keywords provided by The Max Stern Academic College Of Emek Yezreel:
cognitive training
insomnia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Dyssomnias
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Mental Disorders