National problem gambling effectiveness studies-36 month outcomes

Research organisation: Auckland University of Technology
Principal researcher: Prof Max Abbott

Contract value: $250,000
Contract start date: 1 Nov 2012
Contract end date:  30 June 2016.

Summary of project/aims


The two studies reported here are three year extensions of previously reported studies:

These studies investigated the effectiveness of telephone-based interventions for addressing problem gambling.


One study is a randomised controlled trial that compared four different types of telephone based interventions. The other study is an uncontrolled outcome study for participants who received a standard gambling ‘helpline’ service.

Final reports

There is one report available below on the 36-month outcomes for problem gambling participants in the randomized trial; and there is a second report on the 36-month outcomes for participants in the ‘uncontrolled’ extension of the trial. A summary of findings for each report is available on this page.

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