What predicts outcome of an Internet-delivered therapy? The role of socio-economic status and gambling behavior
Titolo Rivista: MISSION 
Autori/Curatori: Fabio Lucchini, Luca Bastiani, Elisa Benedetti, Maurizio Fea, Felice Nava, Sabrina Molinaro 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2018 Fascicolo: 50 Lingua: Inglese 
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DOI:  10.3280/mis50-2018oa6442
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This study analyzed the outcome predictors of an Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) for problem gambling, examining users’ socio-economic profile and gambling behavior. Being males and employed, the fact of playing and to have gambling problems for less than a year, preference for non strategy-based games, and high frequency of playing were found to be predictors of therapy dropout. The findings from this study, though preliminary, suggest that certain patients’ socio-economic characteristics and gambling behavior may have a bearing on the success or failure of an ICBT and that there is a need to adapt the therapy for those individuals at risk. In fact, detect at an early stage of the therapeutic relationship those patients with a greater propensity to dropout may allow the implementation of appropriate and customized approaches to reduce the difficulties to follow and complete a therapy.

This study analyzed the outcome predictors of an Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) for problem gambling, examining users’ socio-economic profile and gambling behavior. Being males and employed, the fact of playing and to have gambling problems for less than a year, preference for non strategy-based games, and high frequency of playing were found to be predictors of therapy dropout. The findings from this study, though preliminary, suggest that certain patients’ socio-economic characteristics and gambling behavior may have a bearing on the success or failure of an ICBT and that there is a need to adapt the therapy for those individuals at risk. In fact, detect at an early stage of the therapeutic relationship those patients with a greater propensity to dropout may allow the implementation of appropriate and customized approaches to reduce the difficulties to follow and complete a therapy.
Keywords: Gioco d’azzardo problematico, Comportamento di gioco, Status socio-economico, Dropout, Terapia cognitivo-comportamentale online, Trattamento online.



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Fabio Lucchini, Luca Bastiani, Elisa Benedetti, Maurizio Fea, Felice Nava, Sabrina Molinaro, What predicts outcome of an Internet-delivered therapy? The role of socio-economic status and gambling behavior in "MISSION" 50/2018, pp. , DOI:10.3280/mis50-2018oa6442

   

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