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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Gambling or Pathological Gambling
and you are
between 18 and 80
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

The efficacy of psychosocial treatments for PG, including cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI) approaches, has been supported in a handful of clinical trials. Indeed, there is more evidence supporting these two approaches than for any other psychosocial treatment for problem gambling. However, while efficacy studies have been conducted, few studies have examined the effectiveness of behavioural treatment in community-based gambling treatment settings. That is to say, the investigators have a good idea of what works in a laboratory setting (i.e., university research settings), but the investigators have no research assessing the transfer of evidence-based treatments for problem gambling to community care. Efficacy studies provide substantially less information about the actual utility of treatments than do effectiveness trials because the way in which treatment is actually provided in the field (with flexibility in terms of time-frame and technique and the tendency to address co-occurring problems) is different from the much more single-focused (on gambling) way it is conducted in laboratory settings. The proposed study is designed to address this significant gap in the research literature. The investigators propose to conduct a treatment effectiveness trial examining a combined cognitive motivational behavior therapy (CMBT) delivered by community-based problem gambling treatment providers, compared with treatment as usual (TAU).

Provided treatments

  • Behavioral: Treatment as Usual
  • Behavioral: Cognitive Motivational Behavior Therapy
  • Behavioral: 12-week wait list

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01596478. The sponsor of the trial is Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario and it is looking for 150 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Effectiveness of Cognitive-Motivational Behaviour Therapy in Community