The PROblem Gambling RESearch Study (PROGRESS) research protocol: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of psychological interventions for problem gambling.
Bottom Line: 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.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).This study was approved by the Victorian Department of Justice, Monash University and the University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committees.
Affiliation: Primary Care Research Unit, School of Primary Health Care, Monash University, Notting Hill, Victoria, Australia.Show MeSH
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Mentions: This study was a mixed-methods design, with a parallel group, pragmatic RCT as the primary component, and embedded qualitative studies conducted alongside. Figure 1 details the flow of participants through the study, according to Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT). Details relating to the RCT will be described first, followed by a separate description of the embedded qualitative studies. Ethics approval for this study was obtained from the Department of Justice Human Research Ethics Committee, Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee and the University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee.
Affiliation: Primary Care Research Unit, School of Primary Health Care, Monash University, Notting Hill, Victoria, Australia.