Cognitive Training to Improve Cognitive Function Following Chemotherapy (KT)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2009 by Charite University, Berlin, Germany.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : November 13, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 13, 2009
Freie Universität Berlin
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Charite University, Berlin, Germany

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to improve cognitive dysfunction following chemotherapy, the investigators investigated to see whether a cognitive training for memory and concentration skills can improve cognitive performance in patients following cancer treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cognitive Dysfunction Behavioral: cognitive training Other: control group Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Patients following chemotherapy invited for a cognitive training. Before and after cognitive function will evaluate.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Training of Cognitive Function of Patients After Chemotherapy
Study Start Date : December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: training
Patients in this group start the cognitive training over 6 weeks directly after randomization.
Behavioral: cognitive training
cognitive training over 6 weeks, consist of 6 meetings (a 45minutes), three sessions focus on concentration tasks and three sessions on memory problems.
Other Name: training group

Placebo Comparator: control
In this control group begin the training in a cross-over design 7 weeks after randomization.
Other: control group
no intervention
Other Name: controll group

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. several cognitive tests (TAP, VLMT, TMT, Stroop, RWT, D2, LGT-3) [ Time Frame: one weeks following the end of the cognitive training ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. quality of life and subjective perception of cognitive problems [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with cancer 6 weeks after chemotherapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with neurological or psychiatric disorders
  • patients without compliance

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01013233

Contact: Susanne Effenberger, MSc +49-30-8445-2410
Contact: Fernando Dimeo, MD +49-30-8445-4834

Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin Not yet recruiting
Berlin, Germany, 12200
Contact: Susanne Effenberger, MSc    +49-30-8445-2410   
Principal Investigator: susanne Effenberger, MSc         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Freie Universität Berlin
Principal Investigator: Michael Niedeggen, PhD Freie Universität Berlin

Responsible Party: Fernando Dimeo, Charite University, Berlin, Germany Identifier: NCT01013233     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KTST09
First Posted: November 13, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 13, 2009
Last Verified: November 2009

Keywords provided by Charite University, Berlin, Germany:
cognitive dysfunction chemotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cognitive Dysfunction
Cognition Disorders
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders