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dc.contributor.authorGoslar, Martinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeibetseder, Maxen_US
dc.contributor.authorMuench, Hannah M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHofmann, Stefan G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLaireiter, Anton-Ruperten_US
dc.coverage.spatialHungaryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-01T18:43:24Z
dc.date.available2018-02-01T18:43:24Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-01
dc.identifierhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28662618
dc.identifier.citationMartina Goslar, Max Leibetseder, Hannah M Muench, Stefan G Hofmann, Anton-Rupert Laireiter. 2017. "Efficacy of face-to-face versus self-guided treatments for disordered gambling: A meta-analysis.." J Behav Addict, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp. 142 - 162.
dc.identifier.issn2063-5303
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/26600
dc.description.abstractBackground and aims In the light of growing traditional and novel forms of gambling, the treatment of disordered gambling is gaining increasing importance and practical relevance. Most studies have examined face-to-face treatments. Although trials implementing self-guided treatments have recently been conducted, these options have not yet been systematically examined. The primary objective of this meta-analysis, therefore, was to analyze the efficacy of all types of psychological face-to-face and self-guided treatments. Methods A multilevel literature search yielded 27 randomized controlled studies totaling 3,879 participants to provide a comprehensive comparative evaluation of the short- and long-term efficacies of face-to-face and self-guided treatments for disordered gambling. Results As expected, the results revealed significantly higher effect sizes for face-to-face treatments (16 studies with Hedges's g ranging from 0.67 to 1.15) as compared with self-guided treatments (11 studies with Hedges's g ranging from 0.12 to 0.30) regarding the reduction of problematic gambling behavior. The intensity of treatment moderated the therapy effect, particularly for self-guided treatments. Discussion and Conclusions The results of this meta-analysis favor face-to-face treatments over self-guided treatments for the reduction of disordered gambling. Although the findings broaden the scope of knowledge about psychological treatment modalities for disordered gambling, further research is needed to identify the reasons for these differences with the goal to optimize the treatment for this disabling condition.en_US
dc.format.extent142 - 162en_US
dc.languageeng
dc.relation.ispartofJ Behav Addict
dc.rightsThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author and source are credited.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectPsychiatryen_US
dc.subjectDisordered gamblingen_US
dc.subjectFace-to-face treatmentsen_US
dc.subjectSelf-guided treatmentsen_US
dc.subjectMeta-analysisen_US
dc.subjectRandomized controlled trialen_US
dc.subjectPersonalized normative feedbacken_US
dc.subjectCognitive behavioral therapyen_US
dc.subjectPathological gamblersen_US
dc.subjectPsychological treatmentsen_US
dc.subjectPublication biasen_US
dc.titleEfficacy of face-to-face versus self-guided treatments for disordered gambling: a meta-analysisen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1556/2006.6.2017.034
pubs.elements-sourcepubmeden_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: No embargoen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciencesen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-3548-9681 (Hofmann, Stefan G)


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