Last updated on August 2020

Evaluation to Assess Cognitive Training for the Prevention of Post-operative Cognitive Decline

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Cognitive Dysfunction
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Female

Study groups

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pilot study: Female patients undergoing urogynecological or breast cancer surgery, screened at the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (CCM/CVK), Charit - Universittsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Age 18 years or older
  • Montreal Cognitive Assessment Score (MOCA) > 25
  • Patient has access to Personal computer or Laptop with system software Windows XP Service Pack 3 (or newer); tablets or smart phones cannot by used.
  • Written informed consent to participate after having been properly instructed
  • Written informed consent that accidental clinically relevant diagnostic findings of MRI assessment are reported to the general practitioner of the patient
  • Sufficient health insurance to cover additional diagnostic assessments in case of an accidental clinically relevant diagnostic finding of MRI assessment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Apparent dementia
  • Lacking willingness to take part in the study, or to have relevant study data collected, saved and analyzed for the purpose of the study
  • Lacking willingness to be contacted by telephone or mail.
  • Accommodation in an institution due to an official or judicial order
  • Insufficient knowledge of German language
  • Members of the hospital staff
  • Admitted in police custody
  • Homelessness or other conditions that disable reachability for postoperative assessment by post or telephone
  • Illiteracy
  • Severe hearing impairment that affects the neuropsychological testing.
  • Severe visual impairment that affects the neuropsychological testing.
  • Participation in other prospective clinical interventional trials
  • Daltonism
  • Contra-indications against MRI assessment (claustrophobia, metallic implants, cardiac pacemaker, tatoos)
  • Motor impairment that affects the use of a computer
  • Regular use of psychotropic drugs (including sleep-inducing drugs and benzodiazepines) and substances which affect cognitive performance Control group

Inclusion Criteria:

24 female surgical control subjects from the POCD Register (EA1/104/169) and 24 female non-surgical control subjects

Recruitment Status: Closed

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