Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
01/09/2005
Date assigned
01/09/2005
Last edited
23/02/2009
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

http://www.addiction.ucalgary.ca

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr David Carson Hodgins

ORCID ID

Contact details

University of Calgary
Department of Psychology
Room A264
2500 University Dr. N.W.
Calgary
Alberta
T2N 1N4
Canada
+1 403 220 3371
dhodgins@ucalgary.ca

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

NCT00203645

Protocol/serial number

MCT-63530

Study information

Scientific title

A randomised controlled trial in minimal and brief treatments for pathological gamblers: developing effective treatment systems

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To examine the efficacy of three brief interventions approaches for helping pathological gamblers.

Ethics approval

Ethics approval received from the Research Ethics Committee of University of Calgary on the 17th August 2005.

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Pathological gambling

Intervention

1. Minimal Treatment - self-help
2. Brief Treatment - motivational interview
3. Workbook only control

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Days of gambling
2. Money lost

Secondary outcome measures

1. Quality of life
2. Gambling problem severity
3. Psychiatric symptoms
4. Self-efficacy

Overall trial start date

01/07/2003

Overall trial end date

30/04/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Over 17 years, either sex
2. Perception of a gambling problem and a score of 3 or higher (moderate risk) on the Canadian Problem Gambling Index
3. Not involved in treatment at present
4. Willingness to read a short book written in English as a major treatment
5. Willing to have telephone contacts recorded
6. Willing to provide follow-up data on gambling
7. Willing to provide the name of a collateral to help locate them for follow-up interviews
8. Must have gambled at least once in the past month

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

312

Participant exclusion criteria

Participants in the preliminary study will be excluded.

Recruitment start date

01/07/2003

Recruitment end date

30/04/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Canada

Trial participating centre

University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 1N4
Canada

Sponsor information

Organisation

University of Calgary (Canada)

Sponsor details

2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary
Alberta
T2N 1N4
Canada

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.ucalgary.ca/

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) (Canada) - http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca (ref: MCT-63530)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (Canada)

Alternative name(s)

OPGRC

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

corporate

Location

Canada

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes