Factors that Predict Treatment Outcomes in a Community Treatment Agency for Problem Gamblers, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction

  • authors:

    Tian P.S. Oei, Namrata Raylu
  • published in

    : 2007
  • summary

    : The study reported on factors that were associated with treatment outcomes of problem gamblers in an Australian outpatient treatment agency. Data were collected over a 2-1/2 year period by therapists using semi-structured interviews and monitoring clients’ treatment progress on the 488 clients during treatment. Results showed that gross personal income, problem gambling behaviors (i.e., preoccupation, tolerance to gambling, withdrawal symptoms and gambling to escape), excessive behaviors, intrapersonal difficulties and abuse issues significantly predicted resolution of gambling correlates and/or methods of treatment cessation. Implications for these findings and directions for future research were also discussed.
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    : http://www.springerlink.com/content/63687nv4nk63p226/

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  • type

    : article in serial publication
  • publisher

    : Springer
  • is part of a publication

    : International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
  • volume

    : 5
  • issue

    : 2
  • copyright

    : © Springer
  • original language

    : English
  • article pagination

    : start page: 165 - end page: 176
  • ISSN: 1557-1874
  • keywords

    : abuse , evaluation , gambling , outcome , problem gambling , treatment
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