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Computer-Based Functional Skills Assessment and Training Program To Improve Daily Functioning in Older Adults

Start: August 1, 2021
End: May 31, 2023
Enrollment: 180

What Is This Study About?

This study will evaluate whether a computer-based functional skills assessment and training (CFSAT) program can improve the ability of older adults with or without mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to complete everyday tasks important for independent living, such as online banking and prescription refills using a phone menu. In the first phase, participants with normal cognition and MCI will attend one two-hour session to provide information about the programs usability. In the second phase, participants with MCI will be randomly assigned to complete either 24 hours of the CFSAT training over 12 weeks or a combination of three other functional training programs over three weeks before completing nine weeks of the CFSAT program. All participants with normal cognition will complete 24 hours of the CFSAT training over 12 weeks. Researchers will use surveys and digital assessments to track changes in participants ability to complete the training tasks at the start and end of the training and after three months.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 60 Years

Maximum Age: 100 Years

Must have:

Participants With MCI:

  • MCI, based on study screening
  • Willing and reliable study partner
  • Memory problems, as reported by participant or study partner
  • English or Spanish speaking
  • Able to read at the sixth-grade level
  • Able to read a computer screen and use a keyboard or mouse

Participants With Normal Cognition:

  • Montreal Cognitive Assessment score > 26

Must NOT have:

  • Significant sensory problems (e.g., vision, hearing) that could interfere with study participation
  • Montreal Cognitive Assessment score < 18

If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?

Contact study personnel listed either under the general study contact or the location nearest you.

 
Study Contact
Peter Kallestrup, MS

Need Help?

Contact NIA’s Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center at 800-438-4380 or email ADEAR.

Where Is This Study Located?

Florida
Ifunction at University of Miami
Miami, FL 33136
Recruiting
Phiilip Harvey, PhD
New York
Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY 10021
Recruiting
Sara Czaja

Who Sponsors This Study?

Lead: i-Function, Inc.

Collaborator Sponsor

  • National Institute on Aging

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT04679441