Prospective Memory in Children With Traumatic Brain Injury
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00061399|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 28, 2003
Last Update Posted : October 29, 2014
|Condition or disease|
|Traumatic Brain Injury|
While much has been learned about how children with TBIs learn and recall stories, word lists, and pictures, little is known about how they perform PM tasks. Impairment in PM could have serious implications for academic and vocational pursuits. This study will investigate PM in children with mild or severe TBI. The study will focus on three major themes: 1) strategies that may help children with TBI overcome or minimize their PM deficits; 2) how specific areas of cognition can be impaired following TBI and in turn impair PM; and 3) the impact of PM deficits on a child's daily functioning, both at school and at home. The study will also evaluate children without TBI (control group).
Each child will participate in one study evaluation. The evaluation will last approximately 4 hours, with a lunch break and other rest breaks as necessary. Assessments will include neuropsychological tests of attention, memory, and general intellectual functioning. Experimental tasks will include measures of metacognition for prospective memory, elucidation of strategic versus automatic processes involved in PM, and the effect of motivation manipulations in overcoming PM deficits with varying working memory loads. The child's parent or guardian will also be asked to complete some tests to measure the impact of PM deficits on the child's daily home life.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Enrollment :||178 participants|
|Official Title:||Prospective Memory in Normal and Head-Injured Children|
|Study Start Date :||July 2002|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2006|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2006|
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): NCT00061399
|Principal Investigator:||Stephen R. McCauley, Ph.D.||Baylor College of Medicine|