This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition pathological or "at risk" gambling
Treatment summons of patients and filling questionnaire
Sponsor Nantes University Hospital
Collaborator MILDT
Start date April 2009
End date November 2011
Trial size 622 participants
Trial identifier NCT01207674, 08/9-F


This study is divided into two stages. The first stage is a transversal study and corresponds to the recruitment of participants, which will last about two years. Three groups of gamblers will be constituted : Non-problematic gamblers (NPG), Problematic gamblers Not in Care (PGNC) and Problematic gamblers in Care (PGC).The second stage is a prospective 5-year follow-up study of the cohort (only the initial NPG and PGNC groups are concerned by the follow-up study), that consists on an annual follow-up evaluation. The main objective of the first stage of the study is to compare the characteristics of the three groups of gamblers on some socio-demographic and clinical data. These comparisons will allow us to identify, among all data, those that will be most likely to explain the evolution of the practice of gambling (appearance or resolution of a gambling problem), and recourse to specific care. These such isolated data will be tested in the second stage of the study, in order to determine those that are predictive factors of three steps of the gambling course of some gamblers : evolution of a controlled gambling practice into a problematic gambling practice, resolution of the problematic gambling practice without intervention of care, and first recourse to specific care.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Primary Outcomes

Number of psychiatric comorbidities
time frame: 5 years

Secondary Outcomes

Socio-demographic data
time frame: 5 years
Clinical data
time frame: 5 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 65 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - To be 18 to 65 years old - To have gambled during the last year - To gamble at least one time a year Exclusion Criteria: - To be under tutelage (a French protecting measure for persons with altered judgement) - To present obvious cognitive disturbances - To have difficulties to read and/or write in French language

Additional Information

Official title Transversal Multiaxial Evaluation and 5-year Follow-up of a Cohort of French Gamblers.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Nantes University Hospital.