Gambling: Cognitive Behavioral Techniques vs. Control

General Description

The data-gambling-cbt dataset is a meta-analytic research domain MARD) which is part of the Metapsy project. The dataset contains study information and effect size data of randomized trials on cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBTs) for problem gambling and gambling disorder. The date of the last search update is provided here. More details about this database can be accessed in the published meta-analysis.

This dataset includes cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBTs) vs. control comparisons. Effect sizes are provided for three types of gambling-related outcomes (“gambling_outcome”) at post-test and at follow-up: 1) gambling disorder severity (measured using a variety of measures with some reliability and validity support, including the gambling subscale of the Addiction Severity Index, Gambling Symptom Assessment Scale, the Problem Gambling Severity Index, etc.), 2) gambling frequency (e.g number of times gambled), and 3) gambling intensity (e.g. money spent on gambling). Additionally, this dataset also includes data on other outcomes such as anxiety, depression, quality of life, and substance use (“outcome_domain”).

The dataset follows the Metapsy data standard.

Affiliated Institutions

University of Memphis

Online Meta-Analysis Tool

A simplified version of this database can be analyzed at


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Study References

Database Flowchart

Studies in the gambling-cbt dataset were extracted from the larger “problem gambling” database. The study flow of the database can be found below.

Further Information

  • A meta-analysis based on the problem gambling database


. Database of cognitive behavioral techniques for problem gambling and gambling disorder trials with control conditions. Part of the Metapsy project (Version ). URL DOI .