Cognitive Training to Promote Brain Health: Implementation and Engagement
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03408509|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2018 by Rogerio Panizzutti, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : January 24, 2018
Last Update Posted : January 26, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Aging Mild Cognitive Impairment||Behavioral: Computerized cognitive training||Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Cognitive Training to Promote Brain Health: Implementation and Engagement|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 12, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2019|
|Experimental: Cognitive training||
Behavioral: Computerized cognitive training
Posit Science Inc. will supply the software for the computerized cognitive training through the platform BrainHQ, which is available on line. The training program consists of a set of computerized exercises designed to improve the speed and accuracy of sensory information processing while engaging neuromodulatory systems involved in attention and reward. The rationale is that, in order to understand and remember information, the brain must first generate precise and reliable neurological responses that represent the sensory stimuli. These exercises continuously adjust the difficulty level to user performance to maintain an approximately 85% rate of correct responses. Trials with correct responses are rewarded with points and animations. The goal is to increase the effectiveness with which these stimuli engage and drive plastic changes in brain systems. Engagement is monitored by electronic data upload following each training session.
- Engagement [ Time Frame: 3 months ]will be defined as a continuous variable (number of hours of training completed by the participant).
- Individual gains on the computerized exercises [ Time Frame: 3 months ]The computerized cognitive training platform, called BrainHQ, provided by Posit Science Inc, provides one measure of the individual gains on the computerized exercises with training.
- Quantitative measure of motivation with the computerized training exercise [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Motivation will be assessed by the quantitative score provided by the Adapted Ultrech Engagement Scale - UWES. The Utrecht Engagement Scale has 17 items that are scored on a 7-point Likert scale indicating the frequency with which engagement at a given activity happens in the situations described in each item (0 indicates "never" and 6 "always"). The factors Vigor and Concentration have six items each and the factor Dedication has 5 items. The final score of the Engagement corresponds to the sum of the scores on the three factors.
- Qualitative motivation with the computerized training exercise [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Qualitative motivation will be assessed using semi-structured interview.
- Training adherence (dichotomic variable) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Training adherence will be defined as training more than 10 hours
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03408509
|Contact: Rogerio A Panizzutti, M.D., Ph.D.||+email@example.com|
|Contact: Andrea Fantinatti, B.Sc.||+firstname.lastname@example.org|
|St James Hospital||Recruiting|
|Dublin, Ireland, D8|
|Contact: Brian Lawlor, M.D. BLAWLOR@STJAMES.IE|