A Randomized Control Trial Examining Two Treatments for Problem Gambling

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Study moved to British Columbia)
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lorne Korman, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00345527
First received: June 27, 2006
Last updated: February 11, 2013
Last verified: February 2013
  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: 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 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

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00345527

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

No publications provided

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
Study First Received: June 27, 2006
Last Updated: February 11, 2013
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gambling
Impulse Control Disorders
Mental Disorders

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