Monash University

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Predictors of treatment success in a randomised controlled trial for problem gambling

posted on 2017-05-18, 02:16 authored by STEPHANIE STAVROULA MERKOURIS
This thesis aimed to identify individual, treatment and therapist-related characteristics that influence the success of psychological treatments for problem gambling. Being born outside of Australia, greater symptomatology and behaviours, and greater therapeutic relationship were associated with improved outcomes, regardless of treatment type. Greater social support and no family history of gambling were associated with improved outcomes, but only for specific treatment types. This is one of the largest and most comprehensive studies to examine factors associated with problem gambling treatment success, in a Victorian sample. These findings can help maximise treatment success rates by tailoring treatments to meet individual needs.


Principal supervisor

Shane Thomas

Additional supervisor 1

Colette Browning

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Primary Health Care

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences