A Feasibility Study: Psychodynamic Interpersonal Couple Psychotherapy in Mild Cognitive Impairment- and fMRI study of changes in brain function

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  • Arunraj Kaimal

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AbstractThe University of Manchester Name : Dr Arunraj Kaimal MPhil in the Faculty of Medical and Human SciencesTitle : A Feasibility Study: Psychodynamic Interpersonal Couple Psychotherapy in Mild Cognitive Impairment- and fMRI study of changes in brain functionAim: to study the feasibility of development and evaluation of a new model of psychotherapy for people suffering from Mild Cognitive Impairment and their spouses or partners through a modelling exercise of Randomised Control Trial in addition to generating theoretical and practical knowledge about the methodology Methods 1. Development of a new model of Psychotherapy for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment and their partners or spouses 2. Studying the feasibility of evaluation of this intervention by adopting an exploratory RCT methodology 3. Studying the feasibility of application of Functional Magnetic Imaging to understand the biological mechanism of Psychotherapeutic interventions in older people with cognitive impairment. Results: The study identified number of feasibility issues in terms of recruitment , resources as well as tolerability of interventions and other challenges in conducting controlled trials of complex interventions in older people with cognitive impairment . It was also identified that with modifications in the methodology it is feasible to conduct controlled evaluations of complex therapeutic interventions in older population with cognitive impairment

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Award date3 Jan 2015