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Sist endret: 28. oktober 2016 16:37
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2013
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2013

Description and pre-post evaluation of a telephone and internet based treatment program for pathological gambling in Norway – A pilot study

Bidragsytere:
  • Helga Myrseth
  • Geir Scott Brunborg
  • Magnus Eidem og
  • Ståle Pallesen

Tidsskrift

International Gambling Studies
ISSN 1445-9795
e-ISSN 1479-4276
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2013
Publisert online: 2013
Volum: 13
Hefte: 2
Sider: 205 - 220

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Kognitiv psykologi

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Description and pre-post evaluation of a telephone and internet based treatment program for pathological gambling in Norway – A pilot study

Sammendrag

Although the effectiveness of treatments for pathological gamblers is gaining support, only 10% of pathological gamblers seek treatment. Providing treatment via the Internet may lower the thresholds for treatment seeking. A new telephone and Internet based treatment programme for pathological gamblers is presented in this article, along with a pre-post evaluation of the programme. The participants (N = 112) were problem gamblers who were either self-referred or referred by their general practitioner. Data from post-treatment and 3-month follow-up are evaluated. The results suggest that using Internet and telephone-assisted treatment interventions can significantly reduce symptoms of pathological gambling (measured by the South Oaks Gambling Screen – Revised). The intervention was also associated with improvement on cognitive distortions, measured by the Gamblers Belief Questionnaire, and general psychological distress and psychopathology as measured by the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised. Although Internet-based treatment programmes have been suggested to have advantages compared to traditional face-to-face therapy, research in this area is scarce. This pilot study contributes to the growing literature in this area, and provides tentative support for the effectiveness of Internet based treatment interventions for pathological gamblers.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Helga Myrseth

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnspsykologi ved Universitetet i Bergen
Aktiv cristin-person

Geir Scott Brunborg

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Velferdsforskningsinstituttet NOVA ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet

Magnus Eidem

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Div Psykisk helsevern ved Sykehuset Innlandet HF

Ståle Pallesen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnspsykologi ved Universitetet i Bergen
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