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Valproate in Dementia (VALID)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00071721
First Posted: October 31, 2003
Last Update Posted: September 25, 2014
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Collaborator:
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS)
Results First Submitted: July 6, 2010  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Alzheimer Disease
Interventions: Drug: Valproate
Drug: Placebo

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Valproate 250mg tablets beginning with one daily for one week, then two daily for one week, then titrated according to body weight and tolerability to achieve 10-12 mg/kg daily for 2 years, followed by a 2-month washout
Placebo Placebo tablets beginning with one daily and increasing according to weight and perceived tolerability concerns for two years, followed by a 2-month washout

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Valproate   Placebo
STARTED   153   160 
COMPLETED   81   69 
NOT COMPLETED   72   91 



  Baseline Characteristics


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Presence of Agitation and/or Psychosis Measured by the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) Combined With an Assessment of the Clinical Significance of Behavioral Change Rated by the Study Clinician   [ Time Frame: 24 months ]

2.  Secondary:   Cognitive Performance Assessed by the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive Subtest (ADAS-cog)   [ Time Frame: 24 months ]

3.  Secondary:   Functional Performance Assessed by the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study Activities of Daily Living (ADCS-ADL) Inventory   [ Time Frame: 24 months ]

4.  Secondary:   Global Severity of Dementia Using the CDR Sum of Boxes   [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
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Measure Type Secondary
Measure Title Global Severity of Dementia Using the CDR Sum of Boxes
Measure Description Clinical Dementia Rating, Sum of Boxes (CDR-SOB) is a global rating of dementia severity based on the clinician's interpretation of the history and examination. The range of this instrument is 0 to 18 with higher numbers indicating greater impairment.
Time Frame 24 months  

Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Valproate 250mg tablets beginning with one daily for one week, then two daily for one week, then titrated according to body weight and tolerability to achieve 10-12 mg/kg daily for 2 years, followed by a 2-month washout
Placebo Placebo tablets beginning with one daily and increasing according to weight and perceived tolerability concerns for two years, followed by a 2-month washout

Measured Values
   Valproate   Placebo 
Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 153   160 
Global Severity of Dementia Using the CDR Sum of Boxes 
[Units: Units on a scale]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 12.0  (4.1)   11.5  (3.7) 

No statistical analysis provided for Global Severity of Dementia Using the CDR Sum of Boxes



5.  Secondary:   Agitation Measured by the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI), Community Version   [ Time Frame: 24 months ]

6.  Secondary:   Participant’s Clinical Condition or Endpoint Assessed With the ADCS-Clinical Global Impression of Change (ADCS-CGIC)   [ Time Frame: 24 months ]


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  Limitations and Caveats
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