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Trial record 24 of 98 for:    ADHD | Recruiting, Not yet recruiting, Available Studies | United States | Child, Adult

Motor Attention Training for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
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Verified October 2016 by University of Wisconsin, Madison
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02688959
First received: February 18, 2016
Last updated: October 26, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
  Purpose
The investigators will perform a feasibility/pilot trial of two non-pharmacological interventions for ADHD in college students.

Condition Intervention
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Behavioral: Tai Chi Behavioral: Exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Feasibility/Pilot Trial of a Motor Attention Training Intervention for College Students With ADHD

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in symptoms of inattention [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Inattentive Symptoms subscale of the Conners Adult ADHD Rating Scale self-report long form (CAARS-S:L)


Estimated Enrollment: 125
Study Start Date: February 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Tai Chi
Participants in this arm will attend 50-minute classes 2 times per week for 8 weeks. The course will emphasize experiential learning with 2 weeks of introductory sessions on gait, posture, and tai chi principles followed by instruction in the 24-form Yang style sequence. Students will be given a video to aid learning outside of class, and maintenance of practice post-intervention.
Behavioral: Tai Chi
Active Comparator: Exercise
Participants in the exercise arm will attend 50-minute classes 2 times per week for 8 weeks. The course will emphasize cardio-aerobic fitness training. Students will be given a video to aid practice outside of class, and maintenance of practice post-intervention.
Behavioral: Exercise
No Intervention: Control
Participants in the control arm will not attend a class and not be given a video.

Detailed Description:
College students diagnosed with ADHD will be randomized to three arms of approximately 8 weeks duration: (1) standard care plus a tai chi class, (2) standard care plus an exercise class, and (3) standard care alone. The exercise class will control for the social and motor components of tai chi training. The investigators will determine methodological parameters relevant to a subsequent full scale trial including recruitment and retention rates, acceptance of randomization, adherence to the interventions, and variance in outcome measures. The primary clinical outcome measure of this pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) will be pre- to post-intervention change in inattention, i.e. the Inattentive Symptoms subscale of the Conners Adult ADHD Rating Scale self-report long form (CAARS-S:L, see Interviews etc. "Converse_S_L"). Secondary measures to be explored will include self- and informant-report, neurocognitive measures, psychophysiological measures, and academic performance. Practice time will be assessed daily and follow-up self-report of ADHD symptoms will be gathered monthly for 3 months beyond the end of the intervention.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 23 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison enrolled undergraduate
  • Documented ADHD diagnosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable or unwilling to participate in the interventions
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02688959

Contacts
Contact: Alexander K Converse, PhD 608 265 6604 adhd@bi.wisc.edu

Locations
United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Waisman Center Recruiting
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53705
Contact: Alexander K Converse, PhD    608-265-6604    adhd@bi.wisc.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alexander K Converse, PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02688959     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2015-0807
Study First Received: February 18, 2016
Last Updated: October 26, 2016

Keywords provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:
motor attention training
exercise
tai chi
ADHD

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Hyperkinesis
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Dyskinesias
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on June 23, 2017