Neuropsychological Assessment of Cognitive Decline in Patients With a Definite Parkinson's Disease

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2010 by University Hospital, Strasbourg, France.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Information provided by:
University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01113242
First received: April 27, 2010
Last updated: November 30, 2010
Last verified: November 2010
  Purpose

Cognitive disorders in Parkinson's disease (PD) are not as obvious as cognitive disorders in Alzheimer disease and their diagnosis tends to be delayed. If neuropsychological assessment of cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease is well established, the thresholds of cognitive testing corresponding to a dementia are unknown. Recently, new diagnosis criteria of dementia associated with PD have been proposed by the movement disorder society. In this study two groups of patients with idiopathic PD will be separated and compared according to their Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) score (upper or lower than 26). Included patients will have clinically idiopathic PD, will be over 65 years old and will present cognitive complain. Cognitive and mood disorders as well as motor symptoms will be assessed using validated scales and a neuropsychological assessment dispatched in two visits will be performed . Differences in the distribution of data from the two groups of patients will be assessed in statistically analysis with non parametric tests. The purpose of this study is to determine the most effective tests and their threshold value corresponding to a pathological cognitive decline.


Condition Intervention
Parkinson Disease Dementia
Other: Neuropsychological Assessment

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Characteristics of Cognitive Decline During Parkinson's Disease in the Elderly

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Strasbourg, France:

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: June 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
A:
Patients with idiopathic PD and with MMSE < à 26
Other: Neuropsychological Assessment
Included patients had clinically idiopathic PD, were over 65 years old and presented with a cognitive complain. A detailed registration of clinical history (including review of motor, cognitive, and neuropsychiatric symptoms, comorbid medical conditions, and medications) and neurologic examination was performed. Exclusion criteria included other conditions than PD that could contribute substantially to the subject's motor and/or cognitive impairment, including neurologic and major psychiatric disorders ( delirium,…) affecting the cognitive functions. Patients with major cognitive impairment (i.e. Mental State Examination (MMSE) <16/30) were also excluded.). Neuropsychological assessment explores working memory, episodic memory ,verbal fluency, executive functions and visuo constructive functions.
B:
Patients with idiopathic PD and with MMSE ≥ à 26
Other: Neuropsychological Assessment
Included patients had clinically idiopathic PD, were over 65 years old and presented with a cognitive complain. A detailed registration of clinical history (including review of motor, cognitive, and neuropsychiatric symptoms, comorbid medical conditions, and medications) and neurologic examination was performed. Exclusion criteria included other conditions than PD that could contribute substantially to the subject's motor and/or cognitive impairment, including neurologic and major psychiatric disorders ( delirium,…) affecting the cognitive functions. Patients with major cognitive impairment (i.e. Mental State Examination (MMSE) <16/30) were also excluded.). Neuropsychological assessment explores working memory, episodic memory ,verbal fluency, executive functions and visuo constructive functions.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with idiopathic PD are issued from an ambulatory following at the department of Geriatrics

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • MMSE ≥ 16
  • impact of cognitive disorders in daily living
  • criteria of the UKPDSBB for PD
  • steady state in PD
  • benign delusions or treated psychosis are tolerated
  • informed consent obtained

Exclusion Criteria:

  • dementia from other origin than PD
  • cognitive decline without impact on daily living
  • MMSE < 16
  • delirium in the last 3 months
  • Severe Depression
  • Central Anticholinergic medication
  • inability to perform the cognitive testing
  • major cerebrovascular disease
  • inability to give an informed consent (patients with protective measures)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01113242

Contacts
Contact: Michèle Kiesmann, MD 33 3 88 11 55 11 michele.kiesmann@chru-strasbourg.fr

Locations
France
Service de Gériatrie, Hôpital de la Robertsau, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg Recruiting
Strasbourg, France, 67091
Contact: Michèle Kiesmann, MD       Michele.Kiesmann@chru-strasbourg.fr   
Contact: , MD         
Sub-Investigator: Georges Kaltenbach, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Thomas Vogel, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michèle Kiesmann, MD University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Christine GEILLER, directeur de la Direction de la Recherche Clinique et des Innovations, University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01113242     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4682
Study First Received: April 27, 2010
Last Updated: November 30, 2010
Health Authority: France: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Strasbourg, France:
Parkinson Disease Dementia
Observational
Case control
Neuropsychological assessment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dementia
Parkinson Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases

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