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

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

Summary

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

Conditions

Gambling Disorder

Intervention

mHealth App

Location

Saint Louis University
Saint Louis
Missouri
United States
63108

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

St. Louis University

Results (where available)

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

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