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A Study to Analyze Symptoms Prevalent in Early PD (Dysphonia, Tremor)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04288804
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 28, 2020
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Goalspal LLC

Brief Summary:
This is a web-based study that involves monitoring hallmark symptoms of Parkinson's Disease (PD), specifically dysphonia and tremor, using smartphone sensor data. The entire length of the study will only take 5 minutes, so volunteers will not have to repeatedly contribute data. The study is made up of 5 short, 10-second long activities, which include sustaining the short a vowel sound to monitor changes in vocal fundamental frequency and holding a smartphone in different positions on either side of the body to measure changes in amplitude. To be a part of this study, volunteers must have an iPhone that is running on the software iOS 13 or higher, because they will be asked to download a smartphone application from an online App Store.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Parkinson Disease Device: Smartphone microphone sensor Device: Smartphone accelerometer sensor

Detailed Description:

Participants will be asked to complete a series of activities, as outlined below.

  1. They will be asked to turn on "Do Not Disturb" and set their smartphone's volume to the maximum. This is to ensure that they can hear narrated instructions guiding them through the activities to come, and that data collection is uninterrupted.
  2. Volunteers will sustain the short a vowel sound for 10 seconds. This is to analyze PD-related dysphonia.
  3. Volunteers will place their smartphone in their left hand and rest it in their lap for 10 seconds. This is to analyze PD-related rest tremor on the left side of the body. (Duration: 10 seconds)
  4. Volunteers will place their smartphone in their right hand and rest it in their lap for 10 seconds. This is to analyze PD-related rest tremor on the right side of the body. (Duration: 10 seconds)
  5. Volunteers will hold their smartphone face-down at shoulder-level, in their left hand. This is to analyze PD-related postural tremor on the left side of the body. (Duration: 10 seconds)
  6. Volunteers will hold their smartphone face-down at shoulder-level, in their right hand. This is to analyze PD-related postural tremor on the right side of the body. (Duration: 10 seconds)

Finally, participants will be asked to indicate their gender, age group, and status (whether or not they have PD), for data-labeling purposes. Please note that all data is collected anonymously and thus cannot be tracked down to a specific participant. Nevertheless, it will be encrypted and stored in a secure database, with each participant corresponding to a GUID (Global Unique Identifier), although participants will not be asked for their name. As this is not a medical study, there are no expected medical side effects, however, certain activities and questions may seem frustrating and boring.

Participants will mainly benefit from the study indirectly, as it will increase understanding of symptoms prevalent in early PD, and may contribute to the development of diagnostic tools.

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Target Follow-Up Duration: 1 Day
Official Title: A Study to Analyze Features of Dysphonia and Tremor in PD Patients to Aid in the Development of an Accurate Diagnostic Tool for Early-Detection of PD
Actual Study Start Date : February 26, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 26, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 26, 2020

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Control (healthy, non-PD participants)
An audio file made up of a voice recording of the sustained short a vowel sound, along with accelerometer data while maintaining various positions, will be collected.
Device: Smartphone microphone sensor
The volunteer will record themselves sustaining the short a vowel sound for 10 seconds.

Device: Smartphone accelerometer sensor
The volunteer's smartphone's accelerometer will record accelerometer data (positions on the x, y, and z axes) while the volunteer maintains 4 positions, each for 10 seconds.

PD
An audio file made up of a voice recording of the sustained short a vowel sound, along with accelerometer data while maintaining various positions, will be collected.
Device: Smartphone microphone sensor
The volunteer will record themselves sustaining the short a vowel sound for 10 seconds.

Device: Smartphone accelerometer sensor
The volunteer's smartphone's accelerometer will record accelerometer data (positions on the x, y, and z axes) while the volunteer maintains 4 positions, each for 10 seconds.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. PD-related Tremor [ Time Frame: 40 seconds ]
    24 features, composed of mean absolute deviation and mean standard deviation for each axis (x, y, z), for 4 likely occurrences of tremor, will be observed by looking at the accelerometer data file of each participant.

  2. PD-related Dysphonia [ Time Frame: 10 seconds ]
    Features, composed of vocal fundamental frequency, and similar measures to jitter and shimmer, will be observed by looking at the mel spectrogram for the audio file of each participant.


Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Accelerometer data, voice recording, question responses (age-group, gender, PD/non-PD)


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects must be healthy controls, or clinically diagnosed with PD in order to participate. They also may not have another illness that causes tremor and/or dysphonia - subjects who have PD must also have PD-related dysphonia and PD-related tremor.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject does not have clinical diagnosis of PD, however, has another neurological disorder/disease that manifests with symptoms of tremor or dysphonia
  • Subject diagnosed with PD does not have dysphonia and tremor

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04288804


Contacts
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Contact: Nitya Ayyagari (925) 699-0817 ext +1 admin@goalspal.com

Locations
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United States, California
Goalspal LLC Recruiting
Pleasanton, California, United States, 94566
Contact: Nitya Ayyagari    925-699-0817 ext +1    admin@goalspal.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Goalspal LLC
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Goalspal LLC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04288804    
Other Study ID Numbers: NIA0117210
First Posted: February 28, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2020
Last Verified: July 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: De-identified participant data may be made available to other researchers in a compiled dataset. 24 accelerometer features from each participant will be included in their entry, tagged by a GUID. Along with this, an audio file of them sustaining the short a vowel sound for 10 seconds will be a part of their entry. Finally, their status (control/PD), gender, and age-group will be included, so that statistical analyses can be made.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Goalspal LLC:
Parkinson's Disease
Dysphonia
Tremor
Neurological Disorder
Web-based
Neurological Disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Dysphonia
Hoarseness
Parkinson Disease
Tremor
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Dyskinesias
Neurologic Manifestations
Voice Disorders
Laryngeal Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory