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Communication Bridge Speech Therapy Research Study

This study is currently recruiting participants.
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Verified August 2016 by Emily Rogalski, Northwestern University
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Alzheimer's Association
The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Emily Rogalski, Northwestern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02439853
First received: April 23, 2015
Last updated: August 5, 2016
Last verified: August 2016
April 23, 2015
August 5, 2016
March 2013
January 2017   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Assessment of Functional Communication Abilities [ Time Frame: Change from baseline assessment at 2-months, 6-months and 12-months post-treatment ]
Functional Communication Abilities will be assessed through questionnaires about the participant's language and communication, neuropsychological testing, and speech and language therapy evaluations.
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Communication Bridge Speech Therapy Research Study
Communication Bridge Speech Therapy Research Study: Using Internet-Based Speech Therapy to Improve Quality of Life and Access to Care
This is a study on Internet-based video-practice speech and language therapy for persons with primary progressive aphasia (PPA), Alzheimer's disease (AD), behavioral-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), or related conditions.

The purpose of this study is:

  1. To evaluate the effectiveness of speech and language therapy on a person's ability to communicate immediately after treatment, 6-months after treatment, and 12-months after treatment.
  2. To identify the most effective speech and language therapy strategies for persons with these conditions.
  3. To determine the feasibility of Internet-based video-practice of speech and language therapy for persons with these conditions.

The study will involve 12 to 15 session over the course of 12 months. Some of these sessions will be in-person at the Northwestern Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (Chicago, IL), while others will take place over the Internet, using an online study portal.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
Behavioral: Monthly Check-in Session
Subjects in the Check-In group will have an online session with a speech-language pathologist 3-, 4-, and 5-months from the subject's enrollment date.
  • Experimental: Check-In group
    Subjects in the Check-In group will undergo three check-in sessions with the speech therapist. These sessions will happen remotely, via video-chat, and will last less than an hour. They will occur at 3-, 4-, and 5-months from the subject's enrollment date.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Monthly Check-in Session
  • No Intervention: Control Arm
    Subjects in the Control arm will not undergo three check-in sessions with the speech therapist.
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
40
January 2018
January 2017   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of dementia with language as a primary symptom (i.e. aphasia)
  • An informant who knows the participant well and can answer questions the participant's communication ability
  • Adequate hearing to follow conversation (correction permitted)
  • Adequate vision (correction permitted)
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Senior
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Contact: Marie Saxon (312) 503-4012 marie.saxon@northwestern.edu
United States
 
 
NCT02439853
STU00073634
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Emily Rogalski, Northwestern University
Northwestern University
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
Principal Investigator: Emily J Rogalski, PhD Northwestern University
Northwestern University
August 2016

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