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Susceptibility to Pathological Gambling

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01528982
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 8, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 21, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago

Brief Summary:
The goal of this study is to assess the risk factors for the development of pathological gambling.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pathological Gambling Behavioral: Mindfulness Behavioral: Cognition Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This study will track up to 600 young adults (ages 18 to 29) for a two-year period, collecting variables such as gambling behavior, drug and alcohol use, psychiatry and medical history, family history, impulsivity, quality of life, self-esteem, and cognition. For some individuals who meet criteria as being impulsive, they will be randomized to receive an intervention to help reduce their impulsivity.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 588 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Susceptibility to Pathological Gambling
Study Start Date : November 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control
Active Comparator: Mindfulness
Mindfulness activity and psychoeducation
Behavioral: Mindfulness
Subjects receive mindfulness training
Other Name: Training

Active Comparator: Cognition
Cognitive training and psychoeducation
Behavioral: Cognition
Subject receive cognitive training
Other Name: Training

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Structured Clinical Interview for Pathological Gambling (SCI-PG) [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]

    The SCI-PG is a validated and reliable scale assessing the presence of DSM-IV criteria for pathological gambling. The number of criteria met for PG is added for a total score and those meeting 5 or more criteria have DSM-IV pathological gambling.

    Subjects are expected to be followed for the duration of the 3 year study.

    Diagnostic criteria for pathological gambling every 3 months for the length of the study

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 29 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ability to understand the procedures and provide written consent
  • Gambled at least 5 times in the past year
  • Between the ages of 18 and 29 at intake

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to understand the procedures and provide written consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01528982

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United States, Illinois
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
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Principal Investigator: Jon E Grant, JD, MD, MPH University of Chicago, Department of Psychiatry

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Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT01528982     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0811S53121
First Posted: February 8, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2019
Last Verified: October 2018
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders
Mental Disorders