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Table 2 Schedule of assessments

From: Exercise priming with transcranial direct current stimulation: a study protocol for a randomized, parallel-design, sham-controlled trial in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease

  Screening/ Baseline Midpoint Endpointa Follow-up
Visit T1
Study initiation
5-weeks / study endpoint
Within 2 weeks of T3
 Clinical diagnosis of mild or major NCD due to AD or mixed AD/vascular disease following the DSM-5 criteria by a psychiatrist X    
 Demographics X    
 Surgical and health history X    
 Comorbid Illnesses and concomitant medications X X X  
 Sleep, caffeine, alcohol intake, smoking status X X X  
 Standardized mini-mental state examination X    
 Canadian society of exercise physiology physical activity readiness questionnaire-plus X    
 Montreal cognitive assessment X X X  
 Word recognition task X X X  
 Word recall task X X X  
 n-back X X X  
 Neuropsychiatric inventory X X X  
 Blood biomarkers X X X  
 Adverse Events X X X  
 Leisure-time exercise questionnaireb X X X  
 Follow-up assessment with qualified investigator or designated qualified physician     X
  1. aThis visit will also take place if the patient withdraws from study or is terminated early
  2. bThe Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire will be administered weekly during the study