Neurolex is being transitioned to a new system and is currently not accepting new additions. If you have additions or questions please contact us at [email protected], or submit an issue to the github issue tracker at


From NeuroLex

Jump to: navigation, search
Category:Resource:Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE)
Abbrev ACTIVE  +
Address Data Coordinating Center  +, New England Research Institute  +, 9 Galen Street  +, Watertown  +, MA 02472 Phone: 617-923-7747  +
Availability Public: Phase I data are available through ICPSR. +
CurationStatus uncurated  +
DefiningCitation  +
Definition Data set from a randomized controlled tria Data set from a randomized controlled trial of cognitive interventions designed to maintain functional independence in elders by improving basic mental abilities. Several features made ACTIVE unique in the field of cognitive interventions: (a) use of a multi-site, randomized, controlled, single-blind design; (b) intervention on a large, diverse sample; (c) use of common multi-site intervention protocols, (d) primary outcomes focused on long-term, cognitively demanding functioning as measured by performance-based tests of daily activities; and (e) an intent-to-treat analytical approach. The clinical trial ended with the second annual post-test in January 2002. A third annual post-test was completed in December 2003. The area population and recruitment strategies at the six field sites provided a study sample varying in racial, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and cognitive characteristics. At baseline, data were collected by telephone for eligibility screening, followed by three in-person assessment sessions, including two individual sessions and one group session, and a self-administered questionnaire. At post-tests, data were collected in-person in one individual session and one group session as well as by self-administered questionnaire. There were four major categories of measures: proximal outcomes (measures of cognitive abilities that were direct targets of training), primary outcomes (measures of everyday functioning, both self-report and performance), secondary outcomes (measures of health, mobility, quality of life, and service utilization), and covariates (chronic disease, physical characteristics, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment, psychosocial variables, and demographics). Phase I of ACTIVE was a randomized controlled, single-blind trial utilizing a four-group design, including three treatment arms and a no-contact control group. Each treatment arm consisted of a 10-session intervention for one of three cognitive abilities – memory, reasoning, and speed of processing. Testers were blind to participant treatment assignment. The design allowed for testing of both social contact effects (via the contact control group) and retest effects (via the no-contact control group) on outcomes. Booster training was provided in each treatment arm to a 60% random subsample prior to first annual post-test. Phase II of ACTIVE started in July, 2003 as a follow-up study focused on measuring the long-term impact of training effects on cognitive function and cognitively demanding everyday activities. The follow-up consisted of one assessment to include the Phase I post-test battery. This was completed in late 2004. *Dates of Study: 1999-2004 * Sample Size: 2,802 (Phase I) * Study Features: Longitudinal Data Archives <br /> Phase I (1999-2001) ICPSR,
ExampleImage ACTIVE.PNG +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki. Resource  +
Has role Data set +, Clinical trial +
Id nlx_149439  +
Is part of University of Alabama at Birmingham; Alabama; USA +
Keywords Cognitive function +, Cognition +, Longitudinal +, Mental ability +, Reasoning +, Memory +, Speed of processing +, Late adult human +
Label Resource:Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE)  +
Listedby Resource:Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 20 December 2014 07:45:44  +
ModifiedDate 20 December 2014  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki. Resource  +
RelatedTo Resource:National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging +
Related application Research  +
Related disease Late adult human +, Aging +
Species Human +
SuperCategory Resource  +
Supporting Agency National Institute on Aging +
Synonym Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly  +, ACTIVE Study  +
Categories Resource
hide properties that link here 
  No properties link to this page.


Enter the name of the page to start browsing from.

*Note: Neurolex imports many terms and their ids from existing community ontologies, e.g., the Gene Ontology. Neurolex, however, is a dynamic site and any content beyond the identifier should not be presumed to reflect the content or views of the source ontology. Users should consult with the authoritative source for each ontology for current information.