Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
15/10/2008
Date assigned
13/11/2008
Last edited
13/11/2008
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.slutspelat.nu

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Per Carlbring

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning
Linköping University
LINKOPING
SE-581 83
Sweden
+46 (0)13 28 10 00
per.carlbring@liu.se

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

SNIPH-gambling

Study information

Scientific title

Motivational interviewing versus cognitive behavioural group therapy in the treatment of pathological gambling

Acronym

Study hypothesis

1. What treatment effect does four sessions of motivational interviewing have on problematic/pathological gambling compared to a waitlist?
2. What treatment effect does eight sessions of cognitive behavioural group therapy have on problematic/pathological gambling compared to a waitlist?
3. Is either motivational interviewing or cognitive behavioural group therapy a superior treatment for problematic/pathological gambling?
4. Can treatment response be predicted?

Ethics approval

Karolinska Institute (vetting the ethics of research involving humans [Regionala etikprövningsnämnden i Stockholm]) gave approval on the 18th May 2005 (ref: 2005/452-31)

Study design

A single-centre, randomised controlled interventional trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Problematic or pathological gambling

Intervention

During eight weeks a participant was randomised to either four sessions of motivational interviewing, eight sessions of group cognitive behaviour therapy or a waitlist. Participants were assessed at pre-treatment, post-treatment, 6 month follow-up and 12 month follow-up.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

National Opinion Research Center (NORC) Diagnostic Screen for Gambling Problems (NODS), measured at pre-treatment, post-treatment, 6 month follow-up and 12 month follow-up.

Secondary outcome measures

1. Time-line follow-back to track the frequency, intensity and other aspects of gambling
2. Anxiety and depression: the Beck Anxiety Inventory and Beck Depression Inventory
3. Predictors: Readiness to Change Questionnaire, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, and the Drug Use Disorders Identification Test

Measured at pre-treatment, post-treatment, 6 month follow-up and 12 month follow-up.

Overall trial start date

16/06/2005

Overall trial end date

10/03/2008

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Anyone presenting with pathological gambling as primary diagnosis
2. Aged at least 18 years old, either sex
3. Willing to be randomised

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

450

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Suicidality
2. Other ongoing treatment for pathological gambling
3. Recently started taking or recently changed medication for anxiety and/or depression

Recruitment start date

16/06/2005

Recruitment end date

10/03/2008

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Sweden

Trial participating centre

Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning
LINKOPING
SE-581 83
Sweden

Sponsor information

Organisation

Swedish National Institute of Public Health (SNIPH) (Sweden)

Sponsor details

Forskarens väg 3
Ostersund
SE-831 40
Sweden
+46 (0)63 19 96 00
info@fhi.se

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.fhi.se/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Swedish National Institute of Public Health (SNIPH) (Sweden)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

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