Effects of Methylphenidate on Neuropsychological Functioning in Children With Attention Deficits Secondary to Childhood Cancer
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Effectiveness of Methylphenidate on Neurocognitive Components
Child performance on neuropsychological testing (i.e., using Test of Variables of Attention [TOVA] which is a computerized test of attention that assists in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment monitoring of attention disorders, like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD], and working memory index of the WisSC IV. Standard scores average = 100 +/- 15. Higher scores indicate better performance. Scores < or = 1 SD below the mean represent area of deficit.
Week 1 and Week 2
Alicia Kunin-Batson, Ph.D.
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
United States: Institutional Review Board
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