Don't Go There: A Geospatial mHealth App for Gambling Disorder

2019-11-12 18:25:13 | BioPortfolio


The goal of this project is to develop and to test the efficacy of a novel mHealth app for gambling disorder. The app capitalizes on smartphones' global positioning software (GPS) that recognizes a user's location to within 15 feet. Users will receive an alert of this go near a gambling venue. The project will conduct a 12-week pilot randomized clinical trial to test the short-term efficacy of the app with gambling disorder individuals.

Study Design


Gambling Disorder


mHealth App


Saint Louis University
Saint Louis
United States


Not yet recruiting


St. Louis University

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-11-12T18:25:13-0500

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