Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 5–11 | Cite as

Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Treatment Outcome Research

  • Alex Blaszczynski

Few studies have evaluated the comparative efficacy, effectiveness and mode of action of specific treatment interventions, or developed evidence-based best-practice management guidelines for the treatment of problem gambling. While individual and multi-modal programmes demonstrate positive results, systematic well-designed randomised controlled studies incorporating follow-up blind assessments and standardised diagnostic and outcome measures are needed to establish long-term outcomes.


pathological gambling problem gambling treatment outcome behavioral therapy cognitive therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gambling Research Unit, School of PsychologyUniversity of SydneyAustralia

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