Communication Bridge Speech Therapy Research Study
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02439853|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 12, 2015
Last Update Posted : June 13, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Primary Progressive Aphasia Frontotemporal Dementia||Behavioral: Monthly Check-in Session||Not Applicable|
The purpose of this study is:
- To evaluate the effectiveness of speech and language therapy on a person's ability to communicate immediately after treatment, 6-months after treatment, and 12-months after treatment.
- To identify the most effective speech and language therapy strategies for persons with these conditions.
- To determine the feasibility of Internet-based video-practice of speech and language therapy for persons with these conditions.
The study will involve 12 to 15 session over the course of 12 months. Some of these sessions will be in-person at the Northwestern Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (Chicago, IL), while others will take place over the Internet, using an online study portal.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||57 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Communication Bridge Speech Therapy Research Study: Using Internet-Based Speech Therapy to Improve Quality of Life and Access to Care|
|Study Start Date :||March 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 2021|
Experimental: Check-In group
Subjects in the Check-In group will undergo three check-in sessions with the speech therapist. These sessions will happen remotely, via video-chat, and will last less than an hour. They will occur at 3-, 4-, and 5-months from the subject's enrollment date.
Behavioral: Monthly Check-in Session
Subjects in the Check-In group will have an online session with a speech-language pathologist 3-, 4-, and 5-months from the subject's enrollment date.
No Intervention: Control Arm
Subjects in the Control arm will not undergo three check-in sessions with the speech therapist.
- Assessment of Functional Communication Abilities [ Time Frame: Change from baseline assessment at 2-months, 6-months and 12-months post-treatment ]Functional Communication Abilities will be assessed through questionnaires about the participant's language and communication, neuropsychological testing, and speech and language therapy evaluations.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02439853
|United States, Illinois|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611|
|Principal Investigator:||Emily J Rogalski, PhD||Northwestern University|