Principal Investigators

    prof. dr. O.A. van den Heuvel



    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Online cognitieve training bij de ziekte van Parkinson. Online cognitive training in Parkinson's disease

    Source of funding information

    Parkinson Vereniging

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 39,896

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    The objective of this pilotstudy is primarily to assess a cost-efficient, easy
    accessible training of cognitive functions on its feasibility and initial
    effect in patients with cognitive dysfunction in PD, MS of patients treated
    with ECT. Using this pilotstudy, we aim to assess if a larger randomized
    controlled trial is feasible.
    Primary objective: is BrainGymmer feasible and challenging in the previously
    mentioned syndromes?
    Secondary objective: what is (an estimation of) the effect of BrainGymmer on
    the subjective cognitive functioning of the patient (as measured by both the
    patient and the caregiver) and the objective cognitive functioning of the
    patient (as measured by an extensive neuropsychological assessment) in PD, MS
    and patients treated with ECT?

    Study design:
    This pilotstudy uses a double-blinded, randomized controlled design. N = 10 for
    each syndrome, and both intervention groups – total N = 60. Patients will be
    randomly and double-blind assigned to either the training intervention or the
    control condition. Both conditions will perform the training/activities 45-60
    minutes a day, three times a week during eight weeks

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Types: Investments < €500k
Member States: Netherlands
Diseases: N/A
Years: 2016
Database Categories: N/A
Database Tags: N/A

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