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A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Two Types of Memory Training Programs in People With a Diagnosis of Mental Illness.

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 October 2012 by Bruno Losier, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01708200
First Posted: October 16, 2012
Last Update Posted: October 16, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bruno Losier, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
  Purpose
This study will compare the effectiveness of a psychoeducational memory program versus a computerized memory program in individuals with mental illness. Although improvements are expected with both form of interventions, we do not know which will provide maximal benefit in this population.

Condition Intervention
Memory Impairment Other: Memory Intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Two Types of Cognitive Training Interventions Administered to Individuals With a Diagnosis of a Mental Health Condition.

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Further study details as provided by Bruno Losier, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Declarative Memory Measure - Hopkins Verbal Learning Test [ Time Frame: Participants will be asked to complete this measure prior to the start of the intervention and again at the completion of the intervention (i.e., interval of 5 weeks between pre and post measurements). ]
    Individuals participating in either protocol (i.e., top-down or bottom-up) will complete the memory measure before the commencement of the treatment and again at the end of treatment.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mood Measure - Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (Lovibond & Lovibond, 1993) [ Time Frame: Participants will be asked to complete this measure prior to the start of the intervention and again at the completion of the intervention (i.e., interval of 5 weeks between pre and post measurements). ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Functional - Multifactorial Metamemory Questionnaire (Troyer & Rich, 2011) [ Time Frame: Participants will be asked to complete this measure prior to the start of the intervention and again at the completion of the intervention (i.e., interval of 5 weeks between pre and post measurements). ]

Estimated Enrollment: 76
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Memory Intervention
Two types of memory protocols (psychoeducational vs computerized) will be compared in a population of individuals with mental illness.
Other: Memory Intervention
A comparison of two type of memory intervention protocols; a psychoeducational/intervention protocol versus a computerized memory protocol in a population of individuals with mental illness.

Detailed Description:
The aim of the current study is to compare two memory strategies, a top-down (i.e., educational and interventional)protocol vs. a bottom-up (computerized)protocol, in a population of individuals diagnosed with mental illness. Performance on ecologically validated memory tasks will be measured before and after each intervention protocol. Improvements are expected following each protocol. However, there is no evidence available to support added benefits from one protocol over another. As such, the current study will endeavour to contrast the two intervention types (top-down vs. bottom-up) to determine which, if any, provides maximal benefit.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Memory impairment equivalent to 1.5 std. dev. below average for age
  • Speak and read English fluently

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Older than 65 years of age
  • Significant visual impairment (e.g., cataracts, macular degeneration)
  • Motor impairment (e.g., hemiplegia on dominant side)
  • Diagnosis of Dementia
  • Alcohol and/or substance abuse (in past 3 months)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01708200


Contacts
Contact: Bruno J Losier, Ph.D. (905) 522-1155 ext 35592 losierb@stjoes.ca
Contact: Michele Bridge (905) 522-1155 ext 36371

Locations
Canada, Ontario
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Not yet recruiting
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3K7
Principal Investigator: Bruno J Losier, Ph.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bruno J Losier, Ph.D. St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
  More Information

Responsible Party: Bruno Losier, Clinical Neuropsychologist, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01708200     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R.P. #12-3749
SJHH ( Other Identifier: St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton )
First Submitted: October 10, 2012
First Posted: October 16, 2012
Last Update Posted: October 16, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012

Keywords provided by Bruno Losier, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton:
Memory
Intervention
Computerized
Psychoeducational
Mental Illness