Recollect the Game: A Novel Treatment for Executive Functioning Deficits in Adults With ADHD
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03437993|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : February 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 19, 2018
Adults who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) suffer from significant occupational, academic and social problems, many of which are believed to be a result of problems with executive functioning. Executive functioning refers to a group of neuro-psychological functions which include sustained attention, working memory, verbal fluency, as well as motor and mental processing speed. Individuals with ADHD have been shown to have deficits in executive functioning independent of IQ, co-occurring psychiatric disorders, gender, and ADHD subtype. "Recollect" is an application (App) based working memory training video game where participants conduct 3-different adaptive working memory tasks. In each of these tasks participants are presented with a set of stimuli to be remembered while playing a simple platform game where they help navigate an astronaut across the screen and dodge obstacles. Recollect has been designed for all age groups to an interesting, fun and effective brain-training activity. The memory tasks included in the game have been independently shown to improve working memory in a manner that transfers to untrained tasks.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of playing Recollect versus Tetris for 20 minutes per day, 5 days per week over a 4 week period, on executive functioning deficits in individuals who have Adult ADHD.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Adult ADHD||Other: Recollect, the game Other: Tetris|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Recollect the Game: A Novel Treatment for Executive Functioning Deficits in Adults With ADHD|
|Anticipated Study Start Date :||April 1, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||March 31, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 1, 2019|
Recollect is a video game which incorporates scientifically supported renditions of N-Back, Item Span, and Multiple-Identity tracking tasks. These tasks are independently shown to improve working memory in a manner that transfers to untrained tasks.
Other: Recollect, the game
"Recollect" is a working memory training game
Sham Comparator: Tetris
Tetris is a video game which has not been shown to have any benefits in the improvement of executive functioning.
App-based video game where shapes are rotated and placed to fit a grid
- Change from baseline on The Behavioral Rating Inventory of Executive Functioning - Adult Version (BRIEF-A) [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to week 4 ]It is a validated, clinician-rated scale, measuring executive functioning. The scale includes 75 items that rates patient symptoms on a 3-point Likert scale (1 = behavior is never observed to 3 = behavior is often observed). Scores range from 75 to 225: Higher scores indicate greater impairment in executive functioning.
- Change from baseline on the Barkley Adult ADHD Rating Scale (BAARS-IV) [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to week 4 ]Self-report scale evaluating ADHD symptoms. Symptom count scores range from 1 to 27, with higher scores indicating more ADHD symptoms. Total scores range from 27 to 108, with higher scores indicating greater severity of symptoms.
- Change from baseline on an App-based neuro-cognitive battery [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to week 4 ]A number of neuro-cognitive executive functioning tests, which will be administered via a smartphone application
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03437993
|Contact: Beth Patterson, MScfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Jasmine Turna, PhD(c)||email@example.com|
|MacAnxiety Research Centre||Not yet recruiting|
|Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 1B7|
|Contact: Beth Patterson, MSc 289-396-4242 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Jasmine Turna, PhD (c) 289-396-4242 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Michael Van Ameringen, MD, FRCPC|
|Principal Investigator:||Michael Van Ameringen, MD, FRCPC||McMaster University|