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CUHK_CCRB00616

2018-07-23

Prospective

2017.595

Health Care and Promotion Scheme (HCPS)

Health Care and Promotion Scheme (HCPS)

N/A

Not Applicable

Prof. Li Wai Chi, Polly

Room 828, Esther Lee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

39439905

liwaichi@cuhk.edu.hk

The Nethersole School of Nursing , The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Prof. Li Wai Chi, Polly

Room 828, Esther Lee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

39439905

liwaichi@cuhk.edu.hk

The Nethersole School of Nursing , The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Promoting brain health among people with suboptimal cognitive functioning in Hong Kong: A Brain Vitality Enhancement (BRAVE) program

Promoting brain health among people with suboptimal cognitive functioning in Hong Kong: A Brain Vitality Enhancement (BRAVE) program

促進香港輕微認知障礙患者的腦部健康 - 增強大腦活力計劃

Hong Kong

Yes

2018-01-22

Joint CUHK-NTEC Clinical Research Ethics Committee

2017.595

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

Behavior

Phase 1: Empowerment workshop for peer mentors
This workshop will be conducted in a small group format (8-9 participants/group), consisting of three major components:
i) a pre-exercise educational module: consist of two weekly 90-minute sessions, introducing topics related to MCI, effective communication strategies to help MCI patients compensate for their memory loss, common psychological barriers to exercising adherence in this patient group, and exercise safety.
ii) an exercise training module: consist of 3 sessions/week for 3 weeks; 60 minutes/session. Sessions will be delivered by research assistant to equip peer mentors with the ability to implement the exercise protocol.
iii) Booster session: it is a 120-minute booster session that will include an evaluation component to consolidate peer mentors’ knowledge and mentoring skills.

Phase 2: Exercise training module for adults with suboptimal cognitive function
Phase 2 will comprise the following elements:
i) an orientation session:
ii) 8 weeks of supervised exercise sessions: 8-week exercise module (3 sessions/week, 60-minute/session) will be conducted by the research assistant with the support of mentors and research assistant with a group size of 10 participants and 2 mentors.
iii) a counselling session
iv) follow-up support: research assistant will offer continuous support to the mentor-mentee groups through the smartphone application with encouraging messages and praises for their achievement. Moreover, he/she will pay two weekly and one biweekly onsite visits (i.e., at the location that the mentor-mentee groups identified for daily exercise practice) during the mentor-directed exercise sessions.

N/A

N/A

As mentioned above

As mentioned above

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Peer mentors: with previous volunteering experience, ≥ 50 years old, cognitively intact (as defined by an Abbreviated Mental Test score of >6/10) and physically active (as defined the International Physical Activity Questionnaire as moderately active with 3-6 Metabolic Equivalent Tasks.

Peer mentees: aged ≥50 years, with mild cognitive impairment as defined by a score 19-26 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment.

Persons with dementia, impaired mobility and communication will be excluded.

50

999

Both Male and Female

Interventional

Randomized

Single-blinded wait-list randomized controlled trial

Active

Single-blind

Investigator/research team

Parallel

Other

N/A

2018-08-01

300

Recruiting

Cognitive health

Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale–Cognitive subscale (ADAS-Cog)

Before the program, immediate post-intervention and 3-month after the intervention

Health related Quality of Life

Chinese version of Short Form 36 (SF36)

Before the program and 3-month after the intervention

No

2019-09-06

ChiCTR1800017412

2018-07-23

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