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A Trial of Computer-based Attention-training Systems in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (CATS)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00956605
First Posted: August 11, 2009
Last Update Posted: August 11, 2009
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Information provided by:
Tufts Medical Center
  Purpose
This study examines the efficacy of two computer-based training systems to teach children with ADHD to attend more effectively.

Condition Intervention
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Behavioral: Computer attention training systems for children with ADHD

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Trial of Computer-based Attention-training Systems With and Without Neurofeedback in Children With ADHD

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Further study details as provided by Tufts Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in ADHD symptoms as reported by caregivers and teachers were measured at enrollment pre-intervention, and then again immediately post-intervention [ Time Frame: Assessments were administered at enrollment in May-June 2006, and then immediately post-intervention after the 3 month intervention. ]

Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: June 2007
Primary Completion Date: June 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: EEG biofeedback intervention Behavioral: Computer attention training systems for children with ADHD
Computer attention training systems for children with ADHD, one with and one without EEG-biofeedback, were delivered via approximately 20 sessions to the participants
Active Comparator: Non EEG biofeedback computerized attention training Behavioral: Computer attention training systems for children with ADHD
Computer attention training systems for children with ADHD, one with and one without EEG-biofeedback, were delivered via approximately 20 sessions to the participants
No Intervention: waitlist control

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • child in 6th, 7th or 8th grade
  • a diagnosis of ADHD (any subtype) per report of the child's physician
  • academic achievement at grade level
  • ability to read in English sufficiently to complete assessments and intervention protocols

Exclusion Criteria:

  • coexisting diagnosis of conduct disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, or other serious mental illness (e.g., bipolar disorder, psychosis)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00956605


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Tufts Medical Center / Tufts University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02111
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tufts Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Naomi Steiner, MD Tufts Medical Center / Tufts University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Robert Bloomberg, Tufts Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00956605     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 7703
First Submitted: August 7, 2009
First Posted: August 11, 2009
Last Update Posted: August 11, 2009
Last Verified: August 2009

Keywords provided by Tufts Medical Center:
EEG-biofeedback
neurofeedback
computer attention training systems
ADHD
ADD
child
children

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Hyperkinesis
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Dyskinesias
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms