Contingency Management as an Adjunct Treatment for Rural and Remote Disordered Gamblers
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02953899|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 3, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 22, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Gambling Disorder||Behavioral: Contingency Management Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||54 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Piloting the Addition of Contingency Management to Best Practice Counselling as an Adjunct Treatment for Rural and Remote Disordered Gamblers|
|Study Start Date :||November 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2019|
Experimental: Contingency Management
This is a treatment where participants earn points for treatment attendance and for providing evidence of gambling abstinence. These points are added to study accounts that can be redeemed for goods and services available at a variety of on-line businesses (e.g., Amazon, Walmart, etc.). Submission of evidence of gambling behaviour or non-attendance at an on-line counselling session re-sets subsequent points to the starting level. The CM procedure is implemented as part of the CBT counselling session.
Behavioral: Contingency Management
In addition to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, this intervention uses small incentives to reinforce study attendance and gambling abstinence.
Active Comparator: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT is currently considered "best practice" for the treatment of problem gambling, as noted in the National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) endorsed Clinical Guidelines for problem and pathological gambling treatment (Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Centre, 2011). CBT is typically a semi-structured approach for delivering cognitive behavioural therapy addressing the participant's experiences, thoughts, and emotions relating to their gambling and substance use. Techniques include psychoeducation, behavioural interventions, and cognitive strategies. Participants are expected to attend on-line counselling sessions three times a week for approximately 12 weeks. All participants will receive individual counselling from an experienced counsellor/therapist.
Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
This intervention uses psychoeducation, behavioural strategies, and cognitive restructuring to assist the participant in their efforts to become abstinent from gambling.
- Gambling Abstinence [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]The total number of sessions that a participant provided evidence of gambling abstinence in the study
- Session Attendance [ Time Frame: 12-weeks ]The total number of sessions that a participant attended the study
- Study Retention [ Time Frame: 12-weeks ]The total number of weeks that a participant attended the study
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02953899
|Contact: Darren R Christensen, PhDemail@example.com|
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|Principal Investigator:||Darren R Christensen, PhD||University of Lethbridge|