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Software for Alternative Communication

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02847923
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 28, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 28, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo - IFSP
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Flavio Cezar Amate, University of Mogi das Cruzes

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is evaluate a software developed for alternative communication designed for people with speech difficulties. The software was executed by 30 volunteers using mobile devices that helped to play the scenarios simulated of communication situations.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Speech Impairment Other: Presentation of alternative communication application Other: Familiarization with the software interface Other: Test of the software Other: Answer the questionnaire Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Communication is a fundamental element that contributes to the development of the human being, promoting their coexistence in society. However, several factors, among them the Cerebral palsy (CP), can cause changes in muscle tone, causing injury in phono-articulatory which prevent or impair the speech production. This research aims to the development of a mobile application to promote the augmentative and alternative communication for people with CP, which adapt to the characteristics of motor limitations of these users. A mobile application was developed with pictographic resources and a voice synthesis engine, which can be customized according to the level of motor impairment and need for communication of the user. Were recruited 30 volunteers with CP who have speech difficulties and motor impairment. By means of a test script, these volunteers have used the mobile application and evaluated their usability using the questionnaire System Usability Scale (SUS), which contains 10 questions related to the ease of learning, efficiency, ease of memorization, occurrence of runtime errors of execution and level of user satisfaction.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Software for Alternative Communication
Study Start Date : October 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Group Experimental
All the volunteers will use the software and then answer the questionnaire. They will be familiar with the software interface, performs an initial test to learn how to use the software, run a test script and answer the questionnaire.
Other: Presentation of alternative communication application
At this stage the purpose of the application is submitted, what its purpose and its features in a brief and clear manner.

Other: Familiarization with the software interface
At this stage, the volunteer will be asked to use the application by himself for a short time so that he can get acquainted and learn to use it

Other: Test of the software
Then, the volunteer is instructed to use the application following a script task that will expose a simple and fast way all the application features. These tasks have easy actions to be executed, for example: The user must communicate through the application the phrase "I want to drink water," so that he will be instructed to perform the actions to select the option and then drink the water option.

Other: Answer the questionnaire
After performing all the tasks the user replies to a questionnaire to evaluate the usability of the application after you use.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 15 minutes ]
    Questionnaire based in System Usability Scale (SUS) with 10 item questionnaire and five response options for respondents. Each response can be chosen in range: totally disagree, disagree, neither agree nor disagree, agree and totally agree.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cerebral Palsy and speech disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • visual impairment and / or severe cognitive impairment

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02847923


Locations
Brazil
Cid Torquato
Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil
Sesi Suzano
Suzano, São Paulo, Brazil, 08673-270
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Mogi das Cruzes
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo - IFSP
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Flávio C Amate, Dr Núcleo de Pesquisas Tecnologicas - NPT/UMC

Responsible Party: Flavio Cezar Amate, Research Professor, University of Mogi das Cruzes
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02847923     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 49324115.0.0000.5497
First Posted: July 28, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 28, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Flavio Cezar Amate, University of Mogi das Cruzes:
Mobile Devices
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Cerebral Palsy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Speech Disorders
Language Disorders
Communication Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms