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Title: Women and gambling disorder: Assessing dropouts and relapses in cognitive behavioral group therapy
Author: Baño, Marta
Mestre Bach, Gemma
Granero, Roser
Fernández Aranda, Fernando
Gómez Peña, Mónica
Moragas, Laura
Del Pino Gutiérrez, Amparo
Codina Lletjós, Ester
Guillén Guzmán, Elías
Valero Solís, Susana
Lara Huallipe, Milagros Lizbeth
Baenas, Isabel
Mora Maltas, Bernat
Valenciano Mendoza, Eduardo
Solé Morata, Neus
Gálvez Solé, Laura
González Bueso, Vega
Santamaría, Juan José
Menchón Magriñá, José Manuel
Jiménez-Murcia, Susana
Keywords: Joc compulsiu
Teràpia de la conducta
Compulsive gambling
Behavior therapy
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2021
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Background: Gender-specific literature focused on gambling disorder (GD) is scarce, and women with GD have been understudied. Therefore, the aim of this study was to estimate the short-term effectiveness in women with GD (n = 214) of a group standardized cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and to identify the most relevant predictors of the primary therapy outcomes (dropout and relapse). Methods: The manualized CBT consisted of 16 weekly outpatient group sessions. Women were provided with resources to obtain a better understanding of the GD, to improve self-control and to manage risk situations. Results: The dropout risk was higher for women with lower GD severity and higher psychopathological distress. Among other factors, lower education levels were a significant predictor of the relapse risk and and the frequency of relapses was higher for divorced women with a preference for non-strategic gambling and with substances consumption. Conclusions: Our findings evidence women-specific predictors of the primary therapy outcomes. The results highlight the need to design psychological interventions that address dropout and relapse risk factors in women.
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It is part of: Addictive Behaviors, 2021, vol. 123, p. 107085
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ISSN: 0306-4603
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