Working...
ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu

Adult Broad Learning Experiment (ABLE): Feasibility Study (ABLE)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03438136
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 19, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
American Psychological Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rachel Wu, University of California, Riverside

Brief Summary:
This study evaluates the feasibility of enrolling and retaining older adults in a 15-week intervention that will implement six factors from early childhood experiences: individualized scaffolding (having a responsive teacher), forgiving environment (allowing the learner to make and learn from mistakes), growth mindset (believing that abilities can develop with effort), open-minded learning (exploring new experiences), serious commitment to learning (adopting a "learning" lifestyle), and learning multiple skills simultaneously. These six factors will be implemented via concurrent classes at the UCR Extension center (OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cognitive Decline Behavioral: Adult Broad Learning Experiment (ABLE) Not Applicable

Layout table for study information
Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 22 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Half of the participants will participate in the intervention, and the other half will be assigned to a no contact control group.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Adult Broad Learning Experiment (ABLE): Feasibility Study
Actual Study Start Date : December 5, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 13, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 13, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention arm
This arm will be enrolled in the intervention.
Behavioral: Adult Broad Learning Experiment (ABLE)
This intervention implements six factors from early childhood experiences: individualized scaffolding (having a responsive teacher), forgiving environment (allowing the learner to make and learn from mistakes), growth mindset (believing that abilities can develop with effort), open-minded learning (exploring new experiences), serious commitment to learning (adopting a "learning" lifestyle), and learning multiple skills simultaneously.

No Intervention: No intervention arm
This arm will be enrolled in a no contact control group.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Screening-to-enrollment ratio [ Time Frame: Beginning of the intervention (Week 1) ]
    Number of participants we screen relative to the number of participants who enroll

  2. Intervention adherence [ Time Frame: Throughout the intervention (15 weeks) ]
    Amount of homework hours logged and class attendance

  3. Enjoyment of intervention activities [ Time Frame: Week 15 ]
    Assessed via a brief questionnaire of 4 questions created by our research team. Range: 4-24, summed across 4 questions.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Executive Function [ Time Frame: Pre-test to post-test (15 weeks: Week 1; Week 15) ]
    Measured by NIH EXAMINER battery

  2. Broad Learning Adult Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Pre-test to post-test (15 weeks: Week 1; Week 15) ]
    New questionnaire developed by PI



Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.


Layout table for eligibility information
Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 55 years of age or older
  • Fluent in English
  • Have not been diagnosed with a cognitive condition (e.g., Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's, and Dementia)
  • Currently not experiencing a mental health disorder (e.g., anxiety, depression, Schizophrenia)
  • Have normal eye vision or corrected-to-normal eye vision
  • Not proficient in any of the three skills that will be taught during the intervention. Proficiency of skills will be determined by participants' self-report of their experience with each skill. Only potential participants who self-report having less than one or more years of experience with any of the three skills in the past 10 years or as having less than 5 years of experience more than 50 years ago will be considered as being "unfamiliar" with that skill (or skills) and will be qualified to participate in the study.

Exclusion Criteria: n/a


Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03438136


Locations
Layout table for location information
United States, California
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California, United States, 92521
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Riverside
American Psychological Foundation

Layout table for additonal information
Responsible Party: Rachel Wu, Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03438136     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1320181
First Posted: February 19, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 19, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018

Layout table for additional information
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Layout table for MeSH terms
Cognitive Dysfunction
Cognition Disorders
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders