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SBIRT Intervention for Gambling Behaviors

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2019 by Christopher Welsh, University of Maryland, College Park.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 19, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 6, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christopher Welsh, University of Maryland, College Park

Brief Summary:
Disordered gambling, like substance misuse, has been associated with various medical problems and adverse health outcomes. The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, along with experts in the fields of disordered gambling and behavior change, will work with the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Behavioral Health Administration to develop a problem gambling-specific Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) intervention targeting individuals receiving medical care in general primary care clinics. The investigators will evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of inserting the problem gambling intervention in to preexisting substance use SBIRT services being provided in clinics in the state. In addition, the investigators will establish a clinic prevalence for gambling and finally, conduct a randomized trial using the problem gambling SBIRT intervention to see if it is effective in helping patients reduce their problematic gambling behaviors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gambling Disorder Behavioral: SBIRT for Gambing Other: Enhanced Control Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: participants will be randomized to receive either the Gambling Specific SBIRT Intervention or enhanced control.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Masking Description: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Randomized Control Trial of an SBIRT Intervention for Gambling
Actual Study Start Date : January 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: SBIRT
SBIRT intervention for Gambling
Behavioral: SBIRT for Gambing
The SBIRT intervention uses a brief gambling screening assessment to determine whether or not a participant is at risk for problem gambling. This is followed by a structured short brief intervention to assist people in better understanding their risk for gambling and what they can do to limit that risk.

Participants randomized to the enhanced control condition will receive a handout with gambling resources.
Other: Enhanced Control
Participants randomized to the enhanced control condition will receive a handout with gambling resources.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. gambling time back follow-up [ Time Frame: one month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults
  • Attending the recruitment clinic at University of Maryland
  • English Speaking

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03287583

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United States, Maryland
University of Maryland Medical Center, Midtown Campus
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21210
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Maryland, College Park
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Responsible Party: Christopher Welsh, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park Identifier: NCT03287583    
Other Study ID Numbers: HP-00067608
First Posted: September 19, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 6, 2019
Last Verified: February 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders
Mental Disorders