Effectiveness of Motivational Enchantment Therapy for People with Gambling Problem in Thailand
Objective : To evaluate effectiveness of motivational enchantment therapy (MET)
program by compare amount of day, money, level of conflict, level of readiness to quit
gambling, stress, and quality of life before and after entering the program.
Method : This study was quasi-experimental design conducted with pretest-posttest one
group method. Thirty participants. who called 1323 were voluntary recruited to the study.
MET program with 4 sessions (50-60 minutes/session) was developed by investigators.
Instruments were the evaluation form asking amount of day, money, PGSI, level of
motivation, level of readiness, stress test, and WHOQOL-BREF Thai version. Data
analysis used Wilcoxon signed ranks test.
Result : Group with motivational enhancement therapy program revealed statistical
significant reduction of mean days and mean expense of gambling permonth, severity
of gambling, level of stress, also found a statistical significant improvement in
readiness to change in stage of change and improved quality of live.
Conclusion : Motivational enchantment therapy for people with gambling problem could
reduce the amount of playing gambling and stress, increase the quality of life of the
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