Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition gambling
Treatment prevention program for gambling in the workplace
Sponsor Stockholm University
Collaborator Linkoeping University
Start date September 2016
End date September 2017
Trial size 550 participants
Trial identifier NCT02925286, Alna

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of a workplace prevention program targeting problematic gambling.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Experimental)
Five organizations will get the intervention during fall/winter 2016.
prevention program for gambling in the workplace
The intervention group will receive a gambling prevention program which includes generating and implementing policies and education on addiction and gambling. The full length of the program will be about 14 hours.
(No Intervention)
Five organizations will be on the waitlist for 12 months and then get the intervention.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Survey question about supervisors perceived inclination to initiate a conversation with an employee when worry or suspicion of problematic gambling or other harmful use arises.
time frame: Change from baseline at: [1] 3 months after baseline, [2] 12 months after baseline, and [3] 24 months past baseline.

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Survey questions about supervisors and workers gambling frequencies
time frame: [1] 3 months after baseline (Supervisors only) , [2] 12 months after baseline, and [3] 24 months past baseline.
Survey questions about knowledge of present policies and where to go for help
time frame: [1] 3 months after baseline (Supervisors only) , [2] 12 months after baseline, and [3] 24 months past baseline.
Survey questions regarding worrying about, or acting to help, co-workers
time frame: [1] 3 months after baseline (Supervisors only) , [2] 12 months after baseline, and [3] 24 months past baseline.
Survey question regarding knowledge about whether co-workers gamble during work
time frame: [1] 3 months after baseline (Supervisors only) , [2] 12 months after baseline, and [3] 24 months past baseline.
The Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI)
time frame: [1] 3 months after baseline (Supervisors only) , [2] 12 months after baseline, and [3] 24 months past baseline.

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 75 years old.

Program Inclusion Criteria: - To be eligible to participate in the workplace program, the participant must be currently employed as manager in one of the organizations that will participate in the study Exclusion Criteria:

Additional Information

Official title Effects of a Workplace Prevention Program for Problematic Gambling
Principal investigator Per Carlbring, Professor
Description There is a considerable knowledge-gap regarding the efficacy of problem gambling prevention in workplace settings. At the same time, this knowledge is widely requested upon both by researchers and government agencies. The evaluation of prevention programs is important both in a public health perspective and for the organizations investing in preventive interventions for problem gambling at the workspaces and the current study aims to contribute with knowledge regarding the potential effects of such an intervention. The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of a workplace prevention program regarding problematic gambling, on a variety of outcomes. The authors hypothesize that the program will lead to differences in: - A change in gambling habits among coworkers and managers - That fewer workers and managers will report problem gambling - That the managers who participate in the intervention will report being more confident in handling gambling and problem gambling at the workplace - That the managers who participate in the intervention will report a higher inclination to engage in a conversation with an employee when suspicion or worry about problem gambling arises - That the number of actions to help employees with problem gambling or other types of harmful use will raise among organizations who participate in the intervention. - An increase in the employees' knowledge about what kind of support regarding gambling or addiction is available from the workplace and where to find it.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Stockholm University.