Researchers at the University of New South Wales are seeking volunteer research participants to help evaluate computer-administered cognitive tests as a new technology with enormous potential to improve the way we evaluate memory and thinking in older adults. You can help to assess their user-friendliness and acceptability for older Australians.
Since computerised tests are being increasingly used in clinical practice and research, this world first study will examine whether they are as good as the tests typically administered face to face by a neuropsychologist. It is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Am I eligible for this research study? If you are aged 60 years and older, speak English fluently and have not had a diagnosis of dementia, then you might be eligible to participate.
What would happen if I took part in the research study? If you decide to volunteer, you will be asked to complete some questionnaires and an interview about your general health, do some computerised cognitive (‘thinking’) tasks on a touch screen tablet computer (iPad) and also face-to-face. We are interested in what you think of the tasks. We’d like to hear from people with all levels of computer experience (or none)!
This study has been approved by The University of New South Wales Human Research Ethics Committee, reference number HC180294.