Trial document





This trial has been registered retrospectively.
drksid header

  DRKS00005647

Trial Description

start of 1:1-Block title

Title

"Don't gamble away my life" - Easement for People Affiliated with Pathological Gamblers (EfA)

end of 1:1-Block title
start of 1:1-Block acronym

Trial Acronym

EfA

end of 1:1-Block acronym
start of 1:1-Block url

URL of the Trial

http://www.verspiel-nicht-mein-leben.de

end of 1:1-Block url
start of 1:1-Block public summary

Brief Summary in Lay Language

In Germany, there is currently hardly any specialised professional help for concerned significant others (CSO) of pathological gamblers available, even so they suffer similiar to CSO of substance misusers. For example, they have a higher risk for developing stress-related physical and mental health problems. Therefore, it is appropriate to teach them skills for problem solving and coping. Although there is an evaluated and feasible training in Germany for this group called ETAPPE, it is not nationwide available. When dealing with psychosocial problems, the internet is used as a source of information and for research purposes. Therefore, it is a readily available access to professional help. That is why an online program for CSO of pathological gamblers called "Don't gamble away my life" - Easement for People Affiliated with Pathological Gamblers (EfA) is developed and evaluated.

end of 1:1-Block public summary
start of 1:1-Block scientific synopsis

Brief Summary in Scientific Language

In Germany, there are currently hardly any specialised counselling or treatment places available for concerned significant others (CSO) of pathological gamblers, even so this clientele is affected heavily by the illness. CSO of pathological gamblers suffer similiar to CSO of substance misusers. They are exposed to chronical stressors and have therefore a high risk of developing stress-related physical and mental health problems. To reduce their risk of developing an illness of their own, it is helpful to teach functional coping strategies. Although there is an evaluated and feasible training in Germany for this group called ETAPPE, it is not nationwide available. When dealing with psychosocial problems, the internet is used as a source of information and for research purposes. Therefore, it is a readily available low-threshold access to professional help - even for people who do not search active for counselling or treatment. That is why an online program for CSO of problem and pathological gamblers called "Don't gamble away my life" - Easement for People Affiliated with Pathological Gamblers (EfA) is developed and evaluated.

end of 1:1-Block scientific synopsis
start of 1:1-Block organizational data

Organizational Data

  •   DRKS00005647
  •   2014/01/22
  •   [---]*
  •   yes
  •   Approved
  •   [---]*, Ethikrat der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
end of 1:1-Block organizational data
start of 1:n-Block secondary IDs

Secondary IDs

  • [---]*
end of 1:n-Block secondary IDs
start of 1:N-Block indications

Health Condition or Problem studied

  •   Impaired quality of life and psychological distress of people affiliated with problem or pathological gamblers
end of 1:N-Block indications
start of 1:N-Block interventions

Interventions/Observational Groups

  •   Participation in an e-mental-health program containing five self-help modules (interval between modules: minimum 5 days)
end of 1:N-Block interventions
start of 1:1-Block design

Characteristics

  •   Interventional
  •   [---]*
  •   Single arm study
  •   Open (masking not used)
  •   [---]*
  •   Uncontrolled/Single arm
  •   Prevention
  •   Single (group)
  •   N/A
  •   N/A
end of 1:1-Block design
start of 1:1-Block primary endpoint

Primary Outcome

improvement of quality of life, measured with KPD – Klinisch-Psychologisches Diagnosesystem 38 (Percevic, 2005) at two timepoints (before start of module 1, after completion of module 5)

end of 1:1-Block primary endpoint
start of 1:1-Block secondary endpoint

Secondary Outcome

stress reduction, measured with PSQ – Perceived Stress Questionnaire (Fliege et al., 2005) at two timepoints (before start of module 1, after completion of module 5)

end of 1:1-Block secondary endpoint
start of 1:n-Block recruitment countries

Countries of Recruitment

  •   Germany
  •   Austria
  •   Switzerland
end of 1:n-Block recruitment countries
start of 1:n-Block recruitment locations

Locations of Recruitment

  • other 
end of 1:n-Block recruitment locations
start of 1:1-Block recruitment

Recruitment

  •   Actual
  •   2013/06/01
  •   35
  •   Monocenter trial
  •   International
end of 1:1-Block recruitment
start of 1:1-Block inclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria

  •   Both, male and female
  •   no minimum age
  •   no maximum age
end of 1:1-Block inclusion criteria
start of 1:1-Block inclusion criteria add

Additional Inclusion Criteria

Concerned significant other of a problem or pathological gambler, sufficient language skills in German, sufficient internet user skills

end of 1:1-Block inclusion criteria add
start of 1:1-Block exclusion criteria

Exclusion Criteria

[---]*

end of 1:1-Block exclusion criteria
start of 1:n-Block addresses

Addresses

  • start of 1:1-Block address primary-sponsor
    • Bayerische Akademie für Sucht- und Gesundheitsfragen BAS Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt)
    • Landwehrstr. 60-62
    • 80336  Münchne
    • Germany
    end of 1:1-Block address primary-sponsor
    start of 1:1-Block address contact primary-sponsor
    end of 1:1-Block address contact primary-sponsor
  • start of 1:1-Block address other
    • Friedrich-Otto-Universität Bamberg, Institut Psychologie
    • Mr.  Prof. Dr.  Jörg  Wolstein 
    end of 1:1-Block address other
    start of 1:1-Block address contact other
    end of 1:1-Block address contact other
  • start of 1:1-Block address scientific-contact
    • Bayerische Akademie für Sucht- und Gesundheitsfragen BAS Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt)
    • Ms.  Dipl.-Psych.  Ursula Gisela  Buchner 
    • Landwehrstr. 60-62
    • 80336  München
    • Germany
    end of 1:1-Block address scientific-contact
    start of 1:1-Block address contact scientific-contact
    end of 1:1-Block address contact scientific-contact
  • start of 1:1-Block address public-contact
    • Bayerische Akademie für Sucht- und Gesundheitsfragen BAS Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt)
    • Ms.  Dipl.-Psych.  Ursula Gisela  Buchner 
    • Landwehrstr. 60-62
    • 80336  München
    • Germany
    end of 1:1-Block address public-contact
    start of 1:1-Block address contact public-contact
    end of 1:1-Block address contact public-contact
end of 1:n-Block addresses
start of 1:n-Block material support

Sources of Monetary or Material Support

  • start of 1:1-Block address materialSupport
    • Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege
    • Rosenkavalierplatz 2
    • 81925  München
    • Germany
    end of 1:1-Block address materialSupport
    start of 1:1-Block address contact materialSupport
    end of 1:1-Block address contact materialSupport
end of 1:n-Block material support
start of 1:1-Block state

Status

  •   Recruiting ongoing
  •   [---]*
end of 1:1-Block state
start of 1:n-Block publications

Trial Publications, Results and other Documents

  • [---]*
end of 1:n-Block publications
* This entry means the parameter is not applicable or has not been set.