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The PROblem Gambling RESearch Study (PROGRESS) research protocol: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of psychological interventions for problem gambling.

Thomas, Shane A., Merkouris, Stephanie, Browning, Colette J., Radermacher, Harriet, Feldman, Susan, Enticott, Joanne and Jackson, Alun C. 2015, The PROblem Gambling RESearch Study (PROGRESS) research protocol: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of psychological interventions for problem gambling., BMJ open, vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 1-16, doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009385.

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Title The PROblem Gambling RESearch Study (PROGRESS) research protocol: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of psychological interventions for problem gambling.
Author(s) Thomas, Shane A.
Merkouris, StephanieORCID iD for Merkouris, Stephanie orcid.org/0000-0001-9037-6121
Browning, Colette J.
Radermacher, Harriet
Feldman, Susan
Enticott, Joanne
Jackson, Alun C.
Journal name BMJ open
Volume number 5
Issue number 11
Article ID e009385
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-11-24
ISSN 2044-6055
Keyword(s) MENTAL HEALTH
PRIMARY CARE
PUBLIC HEALTH
Adult
Alcohol Drinking
Anxiety
Anxiety Disorders
Behavior, Addictive
Clinical Protocols
Cognitive Therapy
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Female
Gambling
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Motivational Interviewing
Research Design
Severity of Illness Index
Summary INTRODUCTION: International prevalence rates for problem gambling are estimated at 2.3%. Problem gambling is a serious global public health concern due to adverse personal and social consequences. Previous research evaluating the effectiveness of psychological interventions for the treatment of problem gambling has been compromised by methodological limitations, including small sample sizes and the use of waitlist control groups. This article describes the study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial (RCT) evaluating the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), behaviour therapy (BT), motivational interviewing (MI) against a non-directive supportive therapy (NDST) control, in treating problem gambling.

METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This study was a mixed-methods design, with a parallel group, pragmatic RCT as the primary component, and embedded qualitative studies conducted alongside. A total of 297 participants were recruited from the community in Victoria, Australia. Individuals aged 18 years and over, could communicate in English and wished to receive treatment for a gambling problem were eligible. Participants were randomly allocated in to 1 of the 4 psychological interventions: CBT, BT, MI and NDST. Repeated measures were conducted at pretreatment and post-treatment, and 6 and 12 months post-treatment. The statistical analysis will use an intention-to-treat approach. Multilevel mixed modelling will be used to examine changes in the primary outcome measures: gambling symptom severity, using the Gambling Symptom Assessment Scale, and gambling behaviours (frequency, time and expenditure). Secondary outcomes are depression, anxiety, stress and alcohol use. Individual semistructured qualitative interviews were conducted at pretreatment and post-treatment and 12 months post-treatment for a subset of participants (n=66).

ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: This study was approved by the Victorian Department of Justice, Monash University and the University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committees. Findings will be reported in a government report, peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.
Language eng
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009385
Field of Research 111714 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial licence
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