Overview

This trial has been completed.

Condition aging
Treatments cognitive training, psychosocial education
Sponsor Baycrest
Collaborator Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Start date September 2015
End date August 2016
Trial size 16 participants
Trial identifier NCT02655497, REB#15-29

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of cognitive strategies in improving participation in daily activities within older adults who report subjective cognitive decline.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (subject, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Experimental)
Cognitive training intervention. The intervention includes seven 2-hour group sessions interspersed with four individual 45-minute sessions for a total of 17 hours of intervention over an 8-week period. The experimental group will receive real-world strategy training, a cognitive strategy based approach that trains people to improve their level of independence on meaningful activities of daily life with which they are having difficulty.
cognitive training
(Active Comparator)
The intervention includes seven 2-hour group sessions interspersed with four individual 45-minute sessions for a total of 17 hours of intervention over an 8-week period. The control group will receive brain-health education.
psychosocial education

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Change in the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) scores
time frame: 8 weeks after pretest and 3 months after intervention finished

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 60 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Community-dwelling older adults aged 60+ - Fluent in written and spoken English - Have subjective cognitive complaints (SCC) - Performance within normal limits on a neuropsychological assessment battery - Participants must also be able to self-identify specific areas of difficulty in their everyday life that they would like to improve Exclusion Criteria: - Significant neurological or psychiatric history (e.g., multiple sclerosis, psychiatric illness requiring hospitalization) - Concurrent depression - Anaesthesia in previous 6 months; and substance abuse

Additional Information

Official title Maintaining Independence in Everyday Life Among Seniors With Subjective Cognitive Complaints
Principal investigator Deirdre Dawson, PhD
Description The planned project explores the effects of several interventions designed to promote independence in everyday life, with older adults who identify cognitive complaints. Evidence suggests that 25-50% of community dwelling older adults report cognitive difficulties, such as reduced memory or concentration, in the absence of any diagnosed condition. Cognitive skills are crucial to living independently. The investigators plan to examine two approaches in a randomized controlled trial. Based on our successful pilot study, the investigators hypothesize that this training which combines education on healthy lifestyles and problem solving training to address everyday life difficulties, will be effective in maximizing and maintaining independence of older adults.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Baycrest.