tablet (iPad or android) based role-playing game for Cognitive Decline

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, Canada
Cognitive Decline+1 More
tablet (iPad or android) based role-playing game - Other
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

The primary objective of this study is to investigate whether a tablet-based role-playing game is more effective than tablet-based word or image puzzles at improving executive functions in older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. The secondary objective of this study is to investigate whether a tablet-based role-playing game will show higher levels of engagement (measured by time played) in older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment than tablet-based word or image puzzles.

Eligible Conditions

  • Cognitive Decline
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

11 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 8 weeks

8 weeks
attention
deductive reasoning
engagement
planning
response inhibition
spatial short-term memory
verbal reasoning
verbal short-term memory
visuospatial processing
visuospatial rotations
visuospatial working memory
working memory

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

puzzle games
1 of 2
FarmVille
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

42 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: tablet (iPad or android) based role-playing game · No Placebo Group · N/A

FarmVille
Other
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: tablet (iPad or android) based role-playing game · Intervention Types: Other
puzzle games
Other
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: tablet (iPad or android) based word puzzles and image puzzles · Intervention Types: Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 8 weeks
Closest Location: Providence Care Hospital · Kingston, Canada
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2020First Recorded Clinical Trial
0 TrialsResearching Cognitive Decline
5 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

Queen's UniversityLead Sponsor
299 Previous Clinical Trials
76,036 Total Patients Enrolled
John Puxty, MDPrincipal InvestigatorProvidence Care Hospital

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 7 Total Inclusion Criteria

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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.

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