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This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.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

June 27, 2006
February 11, 2013
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November 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • 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
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A Randomized Control Trial Examining Two Treatments for Problem Gambling
A Randomized Control Trial Examining Two Treatments for Problem Gambling

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.

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.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Gambling, Pathological
  • Anger
  • Behavioral: Emotion and Behaviour Regulation Treatment (EBRT)
  • Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Withdrawn
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November 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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NCT00345527
004/2006
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Lorne Korman, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
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Principal Investigator: Lorne Korman, PhD BC Mental Health and Addiction Services
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
February 2013

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