Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition dyslexia
Treatments individual neuropsychological rehabilitation, group based neuropsychological rehabilitation
Sponsor Rehabilitation Foundation, Finland
Collaborator Helsinki University Central Hospital
Start date November 2012
End date November 2015
Trial size 120 participants
Trial identifier NCT01930500, Luki-40211

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether individual and/ group based neuropsychological rehabilitation focused on psychoeducation and teaching compensatory strategies has positive effects on the psychosocial wellbeing and perceived cognitive deficits in dyslexic young adults. The hypothesis is that both individual and group based neuropsychological rehabilitation show positive effects on the psychosocial wellbeing and perceived cognitive deficits. Another purpose of this study is to evaluate weather individual and group based neuropsychological rehabilitation have different kind of effects on the wellbeing of the participants and weather either one of the rehabilitation formats is more effective than the other.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Experimental)
12 times 90 minutes, once per week or once per two weeks, during 5 months
individual neuropsychological rehabilitation
Psychoeducation, teaching compensatory strategies and offering psychological support to better cope with dyslexia
(Experimental)
12 times 120 minutes + a brake, once per week or once per two weeks, during 5 months
group based neuropsychological rehabilitation
Psychoeducation, teaching compensatory strategies and offering psychological support and peer support to better cope with dyslexia
(No Intervention)
Control group does not receive neuropsychological rehabilitation or any other intervention during the first 5 months. After the control period they will be randomized to receive either individual or group based rehabilitation.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Subjective cognitive performance
time frame: 5 months
Subjective reading related performance
time frame: 5 months

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Objective cognitive performance
time frame: 5 months
Goal achievement
time frame: 5 months
Quality of life
time frame: 5 months
Mood
time frame: 5 months
Social and cognitive behavioral strategies
time frame: 5 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 35 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - clinical diagnosis of dyslexia - age 18-35 - problems in studies, work or employment relating to dyslexia - subjective and objective need for rehabilitation - the native language is Finnish Exclusion Criteria: - other neurological condition than dyslexia - other learning disabilities than dyslexia - overall weak cognitive capacity - psychiatric diagnosis - severe depression - alcohol or drug abuse - neuropsychological rehabilitation received at the age of 16 or later

Additional Information

Official title The Effectiveness of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Young Dyslexic Adults - a Single Blind, Randomized, Controlled Study
Principal investigator Johanna Nukari, LicPsych
Description Background: Untreated dyslexia causes problems for individuals in studies, work and employment. High quality research on the best and most cost-effective rehabilitation methods is needed. Objective: To study whether neuropsychological rehabilitation improves the psychosocial wellbeing and perceived cognitive deficits in dyslexic young adults and to evaluate potential differences between individual and group based neuropsychological rehabilitation. Methods: Altogether 120 young adults diagnosed with dyslexia are randomized either to one of the intervention groups (individual neuropsychological rehabilitation / group neuropsychological rehabilitation) or to a control group which will receive either one of the interventions after a 5 month waiting period. All the study subjects are assessed with a short neuropsychological test battery as well as self-rating questionnaires evaluating mood, QoL, perceived cognitive deficits, and the impact of the learning disability at baseline, after five months (immediately after interventions or control period) and after 10 months. After 20 months a shorter follow-up using only self-ratings will be done via mail. Subjects in the intervention groups are offered neuropsychological rehabilitation in 12 sessions conducted once a week or once in two weeks during five months. Subjects in the control group do not receive any intervention for the first five months. Results: The effects of interventions on psychosocial wellbeing and perceived cognitive deficits are evaluated using appropriate statistical procedures and comparing the differences between the interventions groups and the control group. The present status: All the interventions are completed, follow-up data is still beeing collected
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Rehabilitation Foundation, Finland.