Virtual CST - A Collaborative Proof of Concept Study With FaceCog HK in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Trial Information
Status: Active, not recruiting
Location: See location...
Intervention Type: Other
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable
Summary

Due to COVID-19, the routine treatment for dementia, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), is currently suspended in multiple countries. Access to treatment is, therefore, paramount. The investigators seek to bridge the current treatment gap with a virtual and individual form of CST, called Virtual Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (V-iCST). This psychosocial intervention was adapted from the key principles of CST and developed within the Medical Research Council (MRC) framework for complex interventions. The investigators aim to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of V-iCST in a Randomized Controlled Trial. This is a feasibility randomized controlled trial (RCT) for Virtual Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (V-iCST), an evidence-based teletherapy for people with mild to moderate dementia. This psychosocial intervention is adapted from a routine and established dementia treatment, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, and developed within the Medical Research Council (MRC) framework for complex interventions.

Am I eligible for this trial?
Participation Requirements
Sex:
All
Minimum Age:
18
Healthy Volunteers:
No

• Diagnosis of dementia, according to the DSM-IV

• MoCA - BLIND ≥ 2

• Age ≥ 18

• Ability to communicate in English

• Ability to complete outcome measures

• Capacity to consent

• Consent to video-conferencing

• Access to video-conferencing

Where is this trial taking place?
Other Locations
United Kingdom
UCL
London
When is this trial taking place?
Start Date: April 1, 2021
Estimated Completion Date: September 1, 2025
How many participants will be in this trial?
Target number of participants: 34
What treatment is being studied in this trial?
Experimental: Virtual Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy
Virtual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (V-iCST), a psychosocial intervention, is a modified version of CST for people with mild to moderate dementia. Like the original CST, each of the 14 sessions will begin with a warm-up activity, which includes an orientation task and discussion of current affairs, followed by a main activity.~V-iCST will be prescribed to participants twice a week, for 7 weeks and each session is approx. 45 minutes. The intervention will be delivered by trained professionals, such as research staff, psychologists, and trainee clinical psychologists. All facilitators will have experience in dementia care and will have completed the CST training.
No Intervention: Treatment as usual
Standard care.
Who are the authors of this trial?

This content was sourced from clinicaltrials.gov