Mobile Health Cognitive Stimulation in Heroin Users
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||substance use dependence|
|Treatment||mobile health cognitive stimulation|
|Collaborator||Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias|
|Start date||October 2013|
|End date||June 2015|
|Trial size||65 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02308878, PEst-OE/PSI/UI0700/2011|
Heroin use has been related to brain dysfunction particularly in the prefrontal cortex. These effects are evident in neuropsychological impairments in attention, memory and executive functioning of heroin users. To assess these deficits and the application of a novel approach of cognitive stimulation to heroin users in treatment for opioid dependence, we have carried out a neuropsychological intervention program with mobile health technology. Patients diagnosed with opioid dependence were submitted to cognitive stimulation during four weeks in a three-day/week basis.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Masking||single blind (outcomes assessor)|
This group consists of treatment-as-usual for opioid dependence syndrome.
Cognitive stimulation using mobile technology with m-Health applications.
Change in the results of Frontal Assessment Battery - FAB
time frame: 1month
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 75 years old.
- Only patients that scored higher than the cutoff values for their age on the Mini Mental Examination Test and with no clinical scores on the Symptoms Checklist Revised will be included in the study.
- Patients with alcohol dependence or with history of previous neurological disorders will be excluded from the study. Patients will be also screened for minimal computer literacy.
|Official title||Executive Functioning in Heroin Users Following a Mobile Health Cognitive Stimulation Approach: a Randomized Controlled Trial|
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