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Developing and Evaluating Effectiveness of a Reinstatement Tutorial

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02056314
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 5, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Ontario Lottery and Gaming
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nigel Turner, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Brief Summary:
This study will compare a computerized tutorial to a brochure in terms of their education impact of people who wish to end voluntary self-exclusion. Voluntary self-exclusion is a program used by people who seek to bar themselves from further access to the casino or other gambling venue. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), in cooperation with Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG), is developing a tutorial designed to provide practical information to players who choose to reinstate and return to gambling. The goal of this study is to determine if this new computerized tutorial decreases the harm of gambling experienced by gamblers who are reinstated. For example, are they less likely to relapsing to problematic levels of gambling.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Problem Gambling Other: electronic tutorial Other: brochure Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Voluntary self-exclusion is a program used by people who seek to bar themselves from further access to the casino or other gambling venue. Currently there are over 10000 people in the program. Although some self-exclusion programs place a permanent ban on the individual, others offer the possibility of reinstatement after a period of time. Many problem gamblers actually do change their minds about self-exclusion and wish to return to gambling. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), in cooperation with Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG), is developing a tutorial designed to provide practical information to players who choose to reinstate and return to gambling. The goal of this study is to evaluate an the intervention to determine its impact on problem gamblers who is reinstated from relapsing to problematic levels of gambling. The content for the tutorial will be informed by CAMH, will be developed for land based gambling, and also adapted for online gambling as well.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 260 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Developing and Evaluating Effectiveness of a Reinstatement Tutorial
Study Start Date : February 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: brochure
The participants will be given a brochure that describes problem gambling and recommends methods of staying in control of gambling such as coping skills.
Other: brochure
The brochure is the current means of informing people about the risks of problem gambling. It includes information about problem gambling and help resources.

Experimental: electronic tutorial
The participants will be given an electronic tutorial that will explain how to stay in control of their gambling including information about coping skills, warning signs, and information about myths related to gambling.
Other: electronic tutorial
The electronic tutorial will provide information to the participants about the nature of gambling, and how to protect themselves against the risks of problem gambling including information on coping skills, and myths associated with gambling.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Gambling frequency [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    The frequency with which the person is gambling will be used to determine if they are gambling problematically.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Gambling cravings [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    This will be measured using the Gambling Symptom Assessment Scale.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • people currently in the voluntary self-exclusion program who wish to be reinstated (allowed back into the casino to gamble).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • people who are not currently in the voluntary self-exclusion program

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02056314


Locations
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Canada, Ontario
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 2S1
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Ontario Lottery and Gaming
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Nigel E. Turner, Ph.D. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
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Responsible Party: Nigel Turner, Independent Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02056314    
Other Study ID Numbers: 126/2013
First Posted: February 5, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Gambling
Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders
Mental Disorders