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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Enhance Cognition in Mild Cognitive Impairment

This study is currently recruiting participants.
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Verified July 2015 by Melissa Pigot, The University of New South Wales
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Melissa Pigot, The University of New South Wales
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01653431
First received: July 30, 2012
Last updated: August 7, 2017
Last verified: July 2015
  Purpose
The study will examine whether the effects of computerized brain training are enhanced when training is combined with mild brain stimulation in patients with mild cognitive impairment. We hypothesize that this combination will produce greater improvements in cognitive functioning than computerized brain training alone.

Condition Intervention Phase
Mild Cognitive Impairment Device: Transcranial direct current stimulation Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by Melissa Pigot, The University of New South Wales:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • California Verbal Learning Test II [ Time Frame: Post treatment ]

Estimated Enrollment: 58
Study Start Date: January 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Transcranial direct current stimulation
Transcranial direct current stimulation combined with cognitive training
Device: Transcranial direct current stimulation
Sham Comparator: Sham transcranial direct current stimulation
Sham transcranial direct current stimulation combined with cognitive training
Device: Transcranial direct current stimulation

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 60 - 85 years.
  • Meet diagnostic criteria for amnestic mild cognitive impairment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to provide informed consent.
  • Concurrent medication likely to affect mental performance.
  • Current substance use or dependence in last 3 months.
  • Current active psychiatric or neurological condition
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01653431

Contacts
Contact: Donel M Martin, PhD 61 2 9382 9261 donel.martin@unsw.edu.au

Locations
Australia, New South Wales
Black Dog Institute Recruiting
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2031
Sub-Investigator: Donel M Martin, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of New South Wales
  More Information

Responsible Party: Melissa Pigot, Research Assistant, The University of New South Wales
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01653431     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HC12381
Study First Received: July 30, 2012
Last Updated: August 7, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cognition Disorders
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 17, 2017