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Descriptive Study of a French Sample of “at Risk” and Pathological Gamblers Followed in a French Structure Specialised in Addictive Disorders.

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2006 by Nantes University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: August 3, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2006
History: No changes posted
International surveys about pathological gambling estimate that there are about 1 to 3 per cent of gamblers who develop a pathological behavior about gamble.In France, pathological gambling is not a priority of public health, in contrast with other addictive disorders, like alcoholism or nicotine addiction. The aim of our study is to describe accurately for the first time in France, a sample of “at risk” and pathological French gamblers. We want to collect socio-demographical and clinical data from this subjects (story of the addictive behaviour, co morbidities, and more specifically, detailed study of pathological gamblers’ personality), in order to compare our data with those of international literature.Secondarily, we want to test the feasibility of this kind of detailed evaluations for another study planned for 2007-2008 and which purpose will be to compare pathological gamblers’ personality characteristics according to the kind of game that they mainly practice.The participation at the study will be proposed to every patient consulting in the “service d’addictologie du CHU de Nantes”. The study consists in a single evaluation (about 8 hours) with standardized tools used all other the world.

Pathological Gambling

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Descriptive Study of a French Sample of “at Risk” and Pathological Gamblers Followed in a French Structure Specialised in Addictive Disorders.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged between 18 and 70
  • Consulting or ex-consulting since 2000 in the “service d’addictologie du CHU de Nantes”
  • Who meet sufficient criteria of pathological or “at risk” gambling in the DSM-IV section about pathological gambling
  • Who accept to participate
  • Who give their consent
  • Who don’t have any exclusion criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Gambling behaviour directly and chronologically explain by an acute maniac fit
  • Superior function trouble
  • Who don’t agree to participate
  • Difficulties in reading or writing in French
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00360321

Contact: VENISSE Jean-Luc, Professor 00 33

Sponsors and Collaborators
Nantes University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Venisse Jean Luc, Professor CHU de Nantes
  More Information Identifier: NCT00360321     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BRD 06/5-M
Study First Received: August 3, 2006
Last Updated: August 3, 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on May 24, 2017