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Title: An Exploratory RCT to Support Gamblers' Intentions to Stick to Monetary Limits: A Brief Intervention Using Action and Coping Planning.
Austin Authors: Rodda, Simone N;Bagot, Kathleen L;Manning, Victoria;Lubman, Dan I
Affiliation: Turning Point, Eastern Health, 110 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria, 3121, Australia
School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Eastern Health Clinical School and Monash Addiction Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Level 2 5 Arnold Street, Box Hill, Victoria, 3128, Australia
Issue Date: May-2020
metadata.dc.date: 2019-07-13
Publication information: Journal of Gambling Studies 2020; 36(1): 387-404
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility and impact of an action and coping planning intervention deployed in gambling venues to improve adherence to expenditure limits. We conducted a 2-group parallel-block randomised controlled trial comparing one 20-min session of action and coping planning to an assessment alone. Gamblers who were intending to set a monetary limit on EGMs (n = 184) were recruited in venues and administered the intervention prior to gambling. Measures were adherence to self-identified gambling limits and adherence to expenditure intentions at 30-days post-intervention using the Time Line Follow-Back. The intervention was feasible in terms of recruitment and willingness of gamblers to engage in a pre-gambling intervention. Most gamblers enacted strategies to limit their gambling prior to entering the venue, albeit these limits were on average higher than the Australian low risk gambling guidelines. In terms of impact, the intervention did not improve adherence to limits at post or 30-day follow-up assessment. However, Moderate Risk/Problem Gamblers in the Intervention group spent less (a median of $60 less) than intended (median $100) within the venue. All intervention participants intended to spend significantly less in the 30 days after the intervention compared to the amount spent in the 30 days prior to the intervention. This reduction was not found for participants in the control group. A simple brief intervention appears feasible in gambling venues and have an impact on gambling intentions over the short term.
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/21411
DOI: 10.1007/s10899-019-09873-w
ORCID: 0000-0003-2895-4327
PubMed URL: 31302802
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Intentions
Pre-commitment
Prevention
Responsible gambling
Self-regulation
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