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Usability Study of Spaced Retrieval Exercise Using Mobile Devices for Alzheimer's Disease Rehabilitation

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 9, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 9, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ahmad Zmily, German-Jordanian University

Brief Summary:
The focus of this work is to explore the use of modern mobile technology to enable people with Alzheimer's disease to improve their abilities to perform activities of daily living and hence to promote independence and participation in social activities. This work also aims at reducing the burden on caregivers by increasing the AD patients' sense of competence and ability to handle behavior problems.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Alzheimer's Disease Other: Text-based task Other: Graphic-based Task

Detailed Description:
The investigators developed ADcope, an integrated application that includes several modules that target individuals with Alzheimer's disease , using mobile devices. The investigators developed two different user interfaces: a text-based and a graphic-based. To evaluate the usability of the application, participants with early stages of AD were asked to run the two user interfaces of the spaced retrieval memory exercise using a tablet mobile device.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Usability Study of Spaced Retrieval Exercise Using Mobile Devices for Alzheimer's Disease Rehabilitation
Study Start Date : November 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2013

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Text-based Task
This group is required to do the text-based task
Other: Text-based task
Participants are required to take text-based exercise.

Graphic-based Task
This group is required to do the graphic-based task
Other: Graphic-based Task
Participants are required to take the graphic-based exercise.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. NASA Task Load Index Measure [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]
    NASA-TLX is a multi-dimensional rating procedure that derives an overall workload score based on a weighted average of ratings on six subscales. These subscales include Mental Demands, Physical Demands, Temporal Demands, Own Performance, Effort, and Frustration.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Test Score [ Time Frame: 1 Hour ]
    Test score measures the percentage of questions answered by the participants correctly from the first trial.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Darat Samir Shamma, a senior residential care facility and

Inclusion Criteria:

- Have early stages of Alzheimer's decease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02005380

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Darat Samir Shamma
Amman, Jordan, 11934
Sponsors and Collaborators
German-Jordanian University
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Principal Investigator: Ahmad Zmily, PhD German-Jordanian University
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Responsible Party: Ahmad Zmily, Assistant Professor, German-Jordanian University Identifier: NCT02005380    
Other Study ID Numbers: GJU001
First Posted: December 9, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2013
Last Verified: December 2013
Keywords provided by Ahmad Zmily, German-Jordanian University:
Alzheimer's Disease Rehabilitation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders