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Validation of the Hebrew Version of the Montreal Affective Voices.

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. Identifier: NCT01512732
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2012 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 19, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 24, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hadassah Medical Organization

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date January 15, 2012
First Posted Date January 19, 2012
Last Update Posted Date January 24, 2012
Study Start Date February 2012
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: January 15, 2012)
Verifying the results achieved by Belin et al (2008) when using the Hebrew version of the MAV bursts in healthy control groups. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Validation of the Hebrew Version of the Montreal Affective Voices.
Official Title Not Provided
Brief Summary Today, no non-verbal auditory stimuli that assess mental processing are available in Israel. The goal of this study is to make available a validated set of auditory stimuli in Israel. We created a computerized Hebrew version of the Montreal Affective Voices (MAV). The MAV is a novel tool for assessing mental processing. The MAV consists of 90 nonverbal affect bursts corresponding to nine different emotions (such as anger, fear, happiness etc.) recorded by ten different actors. The uniqueness of these affective bursts is that they do not contain verbal context, but rather express affective moods using the vowel /a/ (as in "apple"). In this study, the investigators will verify the new Hebrew version of MAV in healthy control groups. Next, the investigators will compare the mental processing ability in young vs. old population, using the MAV test. In addition, the investigators will assess mental processing in two pathologic study groups (Parkinson's disease, major depressive disorder) using the MAV test. The investigators intend to use the MAV tool in future research in Parkinson's disease and depression.
Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type Observational
Study Design Not Provided
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Non-Probability Sample
Study Population healthy group, Parkinson's disease patients, Major depressive disorder patients.
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Depression
Intervention Not Provided
Study Groups/Cohorts
  • healthy control group
    Young (20-49) and Older (50-70) healthy group (n=60)
  • Parkinson's disease patients
  • Major depressive disorder patients
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Unknown status
Estimated Enrollment
 (submitted: January 15, 2012)
Original Estimated Enrollment Same as current
Study Completion Date Not Provided
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy group
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Major depressive disorder
  • All participants will be competent and willing to give written informed consent. Patients over 65 and/or suspected to have a cognitive decline will be tested by the Mini-mental test and will be included in the study only if the score is above 26.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-competent or unable to give written informed consent
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers Yes
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries Israel
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT01512732
Other Study ID Numbers HebVerMAV-HMO-CTIL
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement Not Provided
Responsible Party Hadassah Medical Organization
Study Sponsor Hadassah Medical Organization
Collaborators Not Provided
Investigators Not Provided
PRS Account Hadassah Medical Organization
Verification Date January 2012