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Real and Virtual Tasks in Older Adults

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02960165
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 9, 2016
Last Update Posted : November 15, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro, University of Sao Paulo

Brief Summary:
Objective: Evaluate whether a task practiced in virtual environment could provide better performance than the same task in real environment and if performing a task in virtual environment could enable transfer to the same task in real environment and vice versa. Method: the investigators evaluated 65 older adults of both genders, aged 60-82 years. The investigators applied a timing coincident task to measure the perceptual-motor ability to perform a motor response. The participants were divided into two groups: a) started in a real interface and b) started in a virtual interface.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Aged Behavioral: Virtual interface group Behavioral: Real interface group Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 65 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Functional Performance Comparison Between Real and Virtual Tasks in Older Adults
Study Start Date : March 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Virtual interface group A
Older adults that started the practice on the virtual interface
Behavioral: Virtual interface group
First practice on virtual interface in order to evaluate the improvement and its influence on real interface performance (second practice).

Experimental: Virtual interface group B
Older adults that started the practice on the virtual interface and then practiced on real task.
Behavioral: Virtual interface group
First practice on virtual interface in order to evaluate the improvement and its influence on real interface performance (second practice).

Active Comparator: Real interface group A
Older adults that started the practice on the virtual interface
Behavioral: Real interface group
First practice on real interface in order to evaluate the improvement and its influence on virtual interface performance (second practice).

Active Comparator: Real interface group B
Older adults that started the practice on the real interface and then practiced on virtual task.
Behavioral: Real interface group
First practice on real interface in order to evaluate the improvement and its influence on virtual interface performance (second practice).




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement and transfer of performance through virtual and real task, by using motor learning protocol (acquisition phase, retention and transfer tests) - with one outcome: motor learning. [ Time Frame: 1 week ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 82 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy cognitive and motor conditions to understand and perform the required activity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • less than 23 points on a Mini Mental State Examination administered before testing

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02960165


Locations
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Brazil
School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities of the University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 03828000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Carlos BM Monteiro, Ph.D. University of Sao Paulo

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Responsible Party: Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro, Associate Professor, University of Sao Paulo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02960165     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 39396814.9.1001.0082
First Posted: November 9, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 15, 2016
Last Verified: November 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No