Speed of Processing Training to Improve Cognition in Traumatic Brain Injury and Mild Cognitive Impairment

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2014 by Kessler Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nancy Chiaravalloti, Kessler Foundation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: December 19, 2013
Last updated: November 21, 2014
Last verified: November 2014
The purpose of this research study is to investigate the effectiveness of a technique designed to improve processing speed (i.e. the amount of time it takes to process information) in a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) population. The study is designed to study how well this technique can help people with TBI increase their processing speed and their ability to function better in everyday life.

Condition Intervention
Traumatic Brain Injury
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Behavioral: Speed of Processing Training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Speed of Processing Training to Improve Cognition in Traumatic Brain Injury and Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Kessler Foundation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improving Processing Speed [ Time Frame: 6-months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: December 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Computerized Tests Behavioral: Speed of Processing Training


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 59 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury or Mild cognitive impairment
  • Fluent in English
  • processing speed impairment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • prior stroke or neurological disease
  • currently taking steroids and/or benzodiazepines
  • history of significant pyschiatric illness (for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or pyschosis) or a current diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, Bipolar Disorder
  • significant alcohol or drug abuse history
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02020564

United States, New Jersey
Kessler Foundation Research Center Recruiting
West Orange, New Jersey, United States, 07052
Contact: Belinda Washington, A.S.    973-324-3528    bwashington@kesslerfoundation.org   
Principal Investigator: Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kessler Foundation
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nancy Chiaravalloti, Director, Neuropsychology & Neuroscience; Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Research, Kessler Foundation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02020564     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R-755-12 
Study First Received: December 19, 2013
Last Updated: November 21, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Kessler Foundation:
Processing Speed
Traumatic Brain Injury
Mild Cognitive Impairment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Brain Injuries
Cognition Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Mental Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 26, 2016