Cognitive Training in Parkinson's Disease

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01393353
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 13, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 15, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Brief Summary:
The study evaluates a computerized cognitive therapy in patients with Parkinson's disease who have a mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia. The control group is "trained" using Nintendo Wii. The main outcome parameter is a neuropsychological evaluation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mental Competence Other: Cognitive Training Other: computer game Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 39 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Computerized, Multidimensional and Disease Specific Training of Cognition in Patients With M. Parkinson
Study Start Date : May 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Sham Comparator: Computer game
Nintendo Wii
Other: computer game
Experimental: Cognitive Training with Cogniplus
Other: Cognitive Training

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Neuropsychological parameters: Tests of episodic memory, working memory, executive functions, visio-construction [ Time Frame: Neuropsychological assessment immediatly before and after the training and 6 month later ]
    Neuropsychological tests: mini mental status (MMS), Clock drawing test, Boston Naming Test, Calculating, Semantic Fluency, Phonematic Fluency, California Verbal Learning Test, Corsi Block Tapping Test, Trail Making Test, Digit Span, Testbatterie zur Aufmerksamkeitsprüfung (alteredness, Working Memory, Divided Attention, Flexibility), Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, Apraxias, 5 Points Test, Mosaik Test

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parkinson's disease and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mild dementia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Moderate or severe dementia, other pathologies of the brain, physical conditions that prevent the participation, unsufficient knowledge of german, pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01393353

University Hospital Basel
Basel, Switzerland, 4031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Principal Investigator: Peter Fuhr, Prof. University Hospital Basel, Neurology

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland Identifier: NCT01393353     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UHBS
First Posted: July 13, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 15, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014