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Assessment of the Psychological, Cognitive and Social Resources of Applicants for Huntington's Disease and Presymptomatic Genetic Testing (PREHUNT)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2013 by University Hospital, Angers
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University Hospital, Angers Identifier:
First received: April 10, 2014
Last updated: May 6, 2014
Last verified: February 2013
The purpose of this study is to assess the psychological, cognitive and social resources of applicants for Huntington's Disease and Presymptomatic Testing.

Condition Intervention
Presymptomatic Huntington Disease
Behavioral: psychological interview
Radiation: MRI
Other: cognitive tests
Other: neurological tests

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Angers:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline total score of the psychological Unified Huntington's Disease Rating Scale at 2 years [ Time Frame: 3 months before diagnostic (baseline) ; 2 years after diagnostic, ]

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: September 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
All subjects
psychological interview, MRI, neurological tests, cognitive tests
Behavioral: psychological interview Radiation: MRI
This MRI is a specific intervention assign to the subjects of the study, that's why it is an interventionnal study
Other: cognitive tests Other: neurological tests


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Applicants for Huntington's Disease and Presymptomatic Testing
  • Aged 18 years and above
  • Huntington disease family member
  • Subject gave its written consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No national health insurance affiliation
  • Being under guardianship
  • Meeting brain MRI exclusion criteria (pacemakers, aneurysm clips, artificial heart valves, ear implants, metal fragments or foreign objects in the eyes, skin, or body, Renal failure, hypersensitivity of Gadolinium) or refusing MRI.
  • Patient with movement disorder
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02134561

University Hospital of Angers Recruiting
Angers, Pays de la Loire, France, 49933
Contact: Philipe ALLAIN   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Angers
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Angers Identifier: NCT02134561     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2013-A00088-37
Study First Received: April 10, 2014
Last Updated: May 6, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Huntington Disease
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Cognition Disorders
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on May 25, 2017