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A Randomized Control Trial Examining Two Treatments for Problem Gambling

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Study moved to British Columbia)
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00345527
First Posted: June 28, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 13, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lorne Korman, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  Purpose
Despite evidence of high rates of concurrent substance use and anger problems among problem gamblers, until recently there have been no empirically evaluated treatments for these co-morbid problems. A recent study (Korman, Collins, McMain, & Skinner, 2005) found that an emotion and behaviour regulation treatment (EBRT) was more effective than a gambling-only treatment-as-usual in engaging clients in treatment and in reducing gambling, anger, and substance use. This study is a replication of Korman et al's study and will compare an emotion and behaviour regulation treatment (EBRT) for problem gambling, anger and substance use to a manualized cognitive behavioural treatment (CBT) for problem gambling.

Condition Intervention
Gambling, Pathological Anger Behavioral: Emotion and Behaviour Regulation Treatment (EBRT) Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Control Trial Examining Two Treatments for Problem Gambling

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Further study details as provided by Lorne Korman, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Treatment Retention
  • The Working Alliance Inventory - Client version (WAI-C)
  • Canadian Problem Gambling Inventory(CPGI)
  • State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-II(STAXI-II)
  • Addiction Severity Index: Drug and Alcohol Use section
  • Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV (SCID; APA, 1994), substance use section

Enrollment: 0
Primary Completion Date: November 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
80 participants will be randomly assigned to either an emotion and behaviour regulation treatment (EBRT) or to a cognitive behavioural treatment (CBT). Randomization will be stratified by the presence of substance dependence disorder. Both treatment conditions will consist of 12 one-hour weekly outpatient individual sessions. Participants will be assessed at baseline, end of treatment, and 3-months, 6-months and 12-months follow-up.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Problem gambling (PGSI > 7; c.f., Ferris & Wynne, 2001)
  • Clinically significant anger (STAXI-II anger expression/trait subscale score >75th percentile and/or Anger Control subscale score < 25th percentile; c.f., Spielberger, 1999)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Major thought disorders
  • Acute manic episode
  • High psychopathy
  • Severe developmental/cognitive disability
  • Outstanding legal charges/sentencing
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00345527


Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lorne Korman, PhD BC Mental Health and Addiction Services
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lorne Korman, Principal Investigator, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00345527     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 004/2006
First Submitted: June 27, 2006
First Posted: June 28, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 13, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013

Keywords provided by Lorne Korman, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:
Problem gambling
Clinically significant anger

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gambling
Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders
Mental Disorders