Impulsivity in Pathological Gambling
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00580567|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 24, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 4, 2013
The purpose of the this study is to compare pathological gamblers versus non-pathological gamblers using tests that measure different components of impulsivity. We aim to invite a total of 120 individuals to participate in this study.
Impulsivity has been described as the cognitive inability to delay gratification, a failure to inhibit behavioral action or acting without forethought about consequences. Impulsivity has also been seen as a personality trait characterized by risk-taking or sensation seeking behavior. Pathological gamblers demonstrate aspects of impulsivity; they act without thinking, have difficult inhibiting urges to gamble and desire immediate gratification. The goal of this project is to clarify which components of impulsivity are associated with pathological gambling. Non-treatment seeking, pathological gamblers and controls will be recruited from the community and local casinos. Each participant will be administered a battery of tests that represent different operational definitions of impulsivity.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||120 participants|
|Observational Model:||Case Control|
|Official Title:||Impulsivity in Pathological Gambling: A Cross Sectional Analysis on Tests of Impulsivity Between Pathological Gamblers and a Non-pathological Control Group.|
|Study Start Date :||March 2007|
|Primary Completion Date :||August 2009|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2009|
- Barratt Impusivity Scale [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00580567
|United States, California|
|UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095|
|Principal Investigator:||Timothy W. Fong, M.D.||UCLA Gambling Studies Program|