Remote Assessment of Lifestyle and Cognition in HD

Poor sleep and little exercise can reduce thinking skills in most people. People with Huntington’s disease often have poor sleep quality and may exercise less often than others. This means people with Huntington’s disease may be able to improve their thinking skills by managing their sleep and exercise levels.

How am I investigating lifestyle and cognition?

I am looking at how the thinking skills of people with Huntington’s Disease are affected by how much exercise they do and how well they sleep.

What will we learn from this research?

Understanding how sleep and physical exercise impact thinking in people with Huntington’s Disease will help us learn how lifestyle (e.g. sleep and exercise) can be managed to boost thinking performance.

Who is eligible?

  • Men and women, 18 - 65 years old.
  • People with, and without, a diagnosis of Huntington’s disease.
  • No history of neurological injury (e.g. traumatic brain injury, stroke).

What will you need to do?

  • Fill in a short online questionnaire to make sure you are eligible to take part in the study.
  • Complete short tasks and questionnaires on a smartphone app over eight days.
  • Wear a Fitbit sleep and activity monitor for eight days.

Where will you need to go?

Nowhere! The entire study can be completed in the comfort of your home! We will provide you with $40 for you time.

Ethics Approval: Monash University Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC) CF16/280-2016000126.

About HRGV

HRGV aims to advance knowledge about the cause(s), pathogenesis, clinical and social impacts of Huntington’s disease and related disorders and to develop and implement scientific strategies promising therapeutic and psychosocial interventions.

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