1/ID patients for Idiocy

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD
TSA2 Thermosensory Stimulator - Device
< 65
All Sexes
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Study Summary

Background: People with intellectual disability (ID) often have physical disabilities as well. These physical problems can affect their bones, muscles, nerves, and gastrointestinal tracts. All of these issues can also cause pain. Yet little research has been done on pain in people with ID. Objective: To compare brain responses to unpleasant stimuli in people with and without ID. Eligibility: People aged 8 to 30 years diagnosed with an ID. Healthy volunteers without an ID are also needed. Design: The study requires only 1 visit of up to 4 hours. Participants with ID may come for up to 5 shorter visits instead. Participants will take a test to measure their level of ID. They will have a physical exam. Both groups will answer questions about pain and how their bodies react to it. They will answer questions about how they respond to things they see, feel, hear, smell, and taste. They will answer questions about their social behaviors. Caregivers may answer questions if the participant cannot. Both groups will have a test to measure their brain activity. Participants will wear a special cap, like a swim cap, with sensors and wires. Sensors to examine the heart will be placed on the skin of their chest with stickers. An elastic band will be placed around the middle of their body to measure how fast they are breathing. Sensors to measure sweat will be placed on two fingers. Participants will have heat, cold, brushing, and mild electrical stimuli to different parts of their body. Participants will rank how each stimulus feels using a scale with numbers or a scale with faces....

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: End of study

End of study
Provide quantitative measure of pain perception
Provides measure of pain among non-communicating individuals

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

2/Healthy controls
1 of 2
1/ID patients
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

215 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: 1/ID patients · No Placebo Group · N/A

1/ID patients
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: TSA2 Thermosensory Stimulator · Intervention Types: Device
2/Healthy controls
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: TSA2 Thermosensory Stimulator · Intervention Types: Device

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: end of study
Closest Location: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center · Bethesda, MD
2016First Recorded Clinical Trial
0 TrialsResearching Idiocy
270 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age < 65 · All Participants · 10 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are not taking any of the following medications: analgesics, NSAIDs, caffeine (24 hours before procedures), illicit substances and alcohol within 2 days prior to enrollment and during study participation.
You are a volunteer who missed #4 and you will be rescheduled to a different day.
You have a healthy adult control group.
You have an IQ above 85.
You must be able to communicate in English.
You are healthy.
You are willing to comply with all study procedures and are available for the duration of the study.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

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.