Journal article

Impulsivity and problem awareness predict therapy compliance and dropout from treatment for gambling disorder

Maria F Jara-Rizzo, Juan F Navas, Trevor Steward, Marta Lopez-Gomez, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Jose C Perales

ADICCIONES | SOCIDROGALCOHOL | Published : 2019

Abstract

This study investigates the predictive value of impulsivity traits (as measured by the UPPS-P impulsive behaviour scale) and relevant covariates (sociodemographics, gambling severity, dysphoric mood, other potentially addictive behaviours, and non-verbal intelligence) with regard to treatment dropout and level of adherence to therapy guidelines and instructions in patients with gambling disorder. Sixty-six patients seeking treatment for gambling disorder, and recruited to participate in a larger protocol (G-Brain), were initially assessed in impulsivity traits and relevant covariates in the first six months after admission. Of these, 24 patients dropped out (DO) and 42 patients remained in t..

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Awarded by Spanish Government (Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad, Secretaria de Estado de Investigacion, Desarrollo e Innovacion; Convocatoria 2013 de Proyectos I+D de Excelencia)


Awarded by Ministerio de Educacion, Cultura y Deporte, Programa FPU


Awarded by Spanish Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo


Awarded by Carlos III Health Institute


Awarded by Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad


Funding Acknowledgements

MFJR is funded by the scholarship program offered by the University of Guayaquil - Ecuador, 2015 (Consejo de Educacion Superior - CES). JCP and JFN are supported by a grant from the Spanish Government (Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad, Secretaria de Estado de Investigacion, Desarrollo e Innovacion; Convocatoria 2013 de Proyectos I+D de Excelencia), with reference number PSI2013-45055-P. JFN has been awarded with an individual research grant (Ministerio de Educacion, Cultura y Deporte, Programa FPU, reference number FPU13/00669). JCP is member of a RETICS (RD12/0028/0017) group, funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo. TS is supported by grants from the Carlos III Health Institute (FIS PI14/00290 and CIBERobn) and co-funded by FEDER funds - a way to build Europe-. CIBER Fisiopatologia de la Obesidad y Nutricion (CIBERobn) is an initiative of ISCIII. SJM is co-funded by FEDER funds/European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) - a way to build Europe and by a Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad grant (PSI2015-68701-R).