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Clinical Trial: Improving New Learning and Memory in MS

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Type of MS: PPMS|PRMS|RRMS|SPMS
Treatment mode of action: To improve memory
Number of Subjects: 120
Medication: Memory Interventions
Location: New Jersey|New York|Pennsylvania
Institutions: Kessler Foundation 
120 Eagle Rock Ave., Suite 100
East Hanover, NJ 07936 
OR 
92 Brick Rd.
Marlton, NJ 08053 

  Contact Information
Nancy Moore
973-324-8450
nbmoore@kesslerfoundation.org

Funding:

NIH

Description

The Kessler Foundation is currently recruiting for a study on memory. Participants will be compensated.. The study involves paper-and-pencil testing and is intended to assess the efficacy of learning and memory techniques within the Multiple Sclerosis population. Additionally, the Kessler Foundation is more than willing to offer transportation to research participants when necessary.
The participation schedule is as follows:                                                                      
  • In-Person Screening: First, we would meet for about 45 minutes to go over the consent form and complete a few screening tests to make sure you qualify. 
  • Baseline Assessment & MRI: Afterward, assuming they qualify, we will meet for the baseline assessment, which consists of about 4 hours of paper-and-pencil testing. (We can always break up a testing session over multiple days as well). They may also complete the optional 2-hour MRI scan at Kessler’s imaging center in West Orange, NJ, where they will engage in some memory exercises with words/word pairs.  
  • Learning and Memory Techniques Training Intervention: We will then meet twice a week for 4 weeks to complete some memory exercises. Each session will be about 45 minutes long, and we will work to accommodate the participant’s schedule. There is a 50/50 chance of participants being placed in either the treatment group or control group.
  • Short-Term Follow-Up & MRI: About one week after completing the weekly intervention, participants will undergo about 4 hours of paper-and-pencil testing, similar to the baseline. Participants may also complete the second optional MRI scan in West Orange.

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