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Comparative Study of the Link Between the Practice of Gambling and Money and Materialism Among Problem Gamblers and Non-problem Gamblers (GAMMA)

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: NCT02841566
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 22, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 22, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nantes University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to to explore the link between materialism and addiction to gambling and money

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Gambling Other: questionnaire

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Actual Enrollment : 144 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 1 Day
Official Title: GAMbling and MAterialism
Study Start Date : October 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2016

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Problem glambers
The group of problem gamblers will consist of patients already included in the cohort EVALADD [favorable opinion of GNEDS 06/09/2012; CNIL authorization No. 912631 of 10.09.2013], and the data will be extracted directly from the database EVALADD
Other: questionnaire
Non-problem gamblers
The subjects of this group will be matched on sex, age and education level with the group problem gamblers. They will be recruited over the Internet and using the volunteer base [normal declaration with the CNIL: No. 1761543 of 21/05/2014].
Other: questionnaire

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Materialism level among problem gamblers compared to non-problem gamblers [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    To assess the total score of materialism by the Material Value Scale in 15 items (MVS-15), among a group of non-problem gamblers and a group of problem gamblers.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All new patients be seen by a doctor for a behavioral addiction in the addictology and psychiatric department

Inclusion Criteria: ( specific to problem gamblers)

  • subject having at least four diagnostic criteria in "Trouble linked to gambling and money" DSM-5 (APA 2013)
  • subject who had written consent for participation in the EVALADD cohort
  • Subject who has started treatment for a problem with the practice of gambling and money in the addictology and psychiatric department

( specific to non-problem gamblers)

  • Subject playing games of chance and money at least once a year
  • Subject playing games of chance and money less than once per week OR less than € 500 per year
  • Subject having a score of 0-2 at ICJE questionnaire

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject having difficulty reading or writing of the French language
  • Subject having Parkinson's Disease
  • Subject under guardianship
Additional Information:

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Responsible Party: Nantes University Hospital Identifier: NCT02841566    
Other Study ID Numbers: RC15_0372
First Posted: July 22, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 22, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders
Mental Disorders