Client characteristics associated with treatment attrition and outcome in female pathological gambling

  • author:

    Nicki Dowling
  • published in

    : 2009
  • summary

    : The current study was an exploratory investigation of client factors associated with treatment attrition and failure 6 months following treatment by female pathological gamblers. The sample comprised 77 females attending a cognitive-behavioural treatment program for pathological gambling. Participants were compared on selected client factors that have been traditionally associated with attrition and outcome in the alcohol and substance dependence literature. The results indicate that although treatment dropouts and completers did not differ on any client factor, participants displaying uncontrolled treatment outcomes reported significantly more severe gambling behaviour than participants achieving abstinent or controlled treatment outcomes. Clinicians can respond to these indicators of higher risk of treatment failure by increasing the emphasis of relapse prevention approaches in pathological gambling interventions. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Addiction Research & Theory is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
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  • type

    : online article
  • publisher

    : Addiction Research & Theory
  • volume

    : 17
  • issue

    : 2
  • original language

    : English
  • article pagination

    : start page: 205 - end page: 219
  • ISSN: 16066359
  • keywords

    : attrition , dropout , female , pathological gambling , treatment , treatment outcome
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