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Prospective Memory in Parkinson's Disease (ProMem)

This study has been completed.
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Washington University School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: June 1, 2009
Last updated: July 14, 2009
Last verified: July 2009
The investigators tested whether prospective memory is impaired in individuals with Parkinson's Disease compared to controls using reliable and validated experimental measures. Also, the investigators assessed the impact of Parkinson's medication on prospective memory performance in PD to better estimate prospective memory function in PD patients' everyday (chronically treated) life.

Memory Prospective Memory Parkinson's Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Prospective Memory in Parkinson's Disease

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Further study details as provided by Washington University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prospective Memory

PD Group
Control Group


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Community Movement Disorder Clinic at Washington University St. Louis

Inclusion Criteria:

  • PD Group:

    • Clinically definite PD
    • 40-70 years old
    • Hoehn and Yahr stage I,II,III
    • Currently treated with Levodopa/carbidopa
  • Control Group:

    • 40-70 years old
    • Spouses of PD Group preferred

Exclusion Criteria:

  • PD Group and Control Group:

    • Significant neurological problems
    • Significant current psychiatric diagnoses
    • Mini Mental Status Exam score < 24 (MMSE)
    • Any significant abnormality on brain imaging
    • MPTP exposure
    • Control Participants met the same exclusion criteria described above as well as a biological family history of PD
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00913640

United States, Missouri
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Washington University School of Medicine
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Tamara G Hershey, Ph.D. Washington University School of Medicine
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Tamara G Hershey PhD.,, Washington University Identifier: NCT00913640     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-0203
Study First Received: June 1, 2009
Last Updated: July 14, 2009

Keywords provided by Washington University School of Medicine:
Prospective Memory Performance
Prospective Memory Outcome
Parkinson's Disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017