Couple in Control Intervention for Cognitive Decline

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Executive Park, Atlanta, GA
Cognitive Decline+1 More
Couple in Control Intervention - Behavioral
All Sexes
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Study Summary

Approximately one-fifth of community dwelling older adults exhibits mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and despite this being an early caregiving role, assisting a person with MCI is stressful and challenging. The purpose of this study is to develop and pilot test a communication-based psychoeducation program for persons with MCI and their care partners to improve their interpersonal management of MCI. The study team will be recruiting 30 adults throughout the US, though predominantly in GA, to serve on a virtual advisory board, which will meet every other week via webinar software to develop a virtual psychoeducation program for care partner dyads.

Eligible Conditions

  • Cognitive Decline
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

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Study Objectives

2 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: At baseline, at 4 and at 8 weeks post-program

Week 8
Changes in Care Partner Self Assessment of their Caregiver competency (Pearlin's Competence Scale)
Changes in Feasibility of the intervention as determined through qualitative interviews
Week 8
Changes Impact of the intervention on stress (10-item Perceived Stress Scale)
Changes in Dyadic Relationship Scale
Changes to Center for Epidemiological Studies - Depression Scale (CESD)

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

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Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Participant
1 of 2
Person living with MCI participant
1 of 2
Experimental Treatment

48 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Couple in Control Intervention · No Placebo Group · N/A

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Participant
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Couple in Control Intervention · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Person living with MCI participant
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Couple in Control Intervention · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: at baseline, at 4 and at 8 weeks post-program

Trial Background

Prof. Lindsay Prizer, Assistant Professor
Principal Investigator
Emory University
Closest Location: Executive Park · Atlanta, GA
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N/AFirst Recorded Clinical Trial
0 TrialsResearching Cognitive Decline
0 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have internet connectivity and a separate zoom-enabled device for each dyad member.
You must live together with another person of the same age.
The virtual format of the intervention allows for recruitment of participants throughout the country, including in remote or rural areas.

About The Reviewer

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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.