Effectiveness of Problem Gambling Brief Telephone Interventions: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Abbott, M; Bellringer, M; Vandal, A; Hodgins, D; Palmer Du Preez, K; Landon, J; Sullivan, S; Feigin, V
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Summary of project/aims AUT was contracted by the Ministry of Health in January 2009 to deliver a study of the effectiveness of interventions for problem gambling. Five key aims were agreed for this project, which were to: - generate reliable findings on the effectiveness of intervention services in producing positive outcomes on a range of measures and impact on others - increase the body of evidence available on the clinical effectiveness of common problem gambling intervention practices in New Zealand and inform future clinical practice - compare the effectiveness (on a range of outcomes) of common problem gambling interventions in New Zealand with common problem gambling intervention practices that have been validated internationally, including pharmaceutical interventions - identify client characteristics that mitigate the effectiveness of validated interventions, with particular attention to client ethnicity and primary gambling mode - develop a potential two stage research proposal that builds upon this project to provide additional evidence on the long-term effectiveness and outcomes of the treatment under trial.