Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition insomnia
Treatment cognifit personal coach®
Sponsor The Max Stern Academic College Of Emek Yezreel
Start date May 2003
End date April 2009
Trial size 51 participants
Trial identifier NCT00901641, emek123-08

Summary

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of computerized, home-based cognitive training on sleep quality of older adults with insomnia.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Experimental)
CogniFit Personal Coach® computer cognitive training program. The program provides individually tailored cognitive training based on the results of a baseline evaluation (the Neuropsychological Examination - CogniFit Personal Coach®). The program assigns scores to 17 cognitive abilities that are subsequently trained by means of 21 different tasks.
cognifit personal coach®
The program provides individually tailored cognitive training based on the results of a baseline evaluation (the Neuropsychological Examination - CogniFit Personal Coach®).7 The program assigns scores to 17 cognitive abilities that are subsequently trained by means of 21 different tasks.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
sleep measures
time frame: 3-6 months

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Cognitive performance
time frame: 3-6 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 65 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - diagnosis of chronic insomnia - able to use a home personal computer - have healthy dominant hand functioning - Hebrew speakers Exclusion Criteria: - have any significant visual or hearing impairment - have any significant medical, neurological or psychiatric illness that might bring about cognitive change - have sleep disorders other than insomnia - have any significant medical disease (including cancer, diabetes, liver, kidney, heart or lung disease) - alcoholism or other drug abuse - taking any medication known to affect central nervous system functioning other than sleeping pills - historical evidence suggesting significant psychiatric conditions such as depression, psychosis or neurologic disease

Additional Information

Official title Computer-Based Cognitive Training and Sleep Quality in Older Adult Insomniacs
Principal investigator Iris Haimov, Ph.D.
Description Participants in the cognitive training group train in a computer-based cognitive training program over a period of 12 weeks. An active control group train in a program involving tasks that do not engage high-level cognitive functioning over the same period.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2009.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by The Max Stern Academic College Of Emek Yezreel.