Effectiveness of Motivational Enchantment Therapy for People with Gambling Problem in Thailand

  • วิมลรัตน์ วันเพ็ญ Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute
  • ธนกฤษ ลิขิตธรากุล Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute
  • ภาสกร คุ้มศิริ Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute
  • ณัฐปพน รัตนตรัย Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute
  • ธัญญาภรณ์ คำแก้ว Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute
  • ปวีณสุดา สานิสี Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute
  • มาเรียม สาหมุด Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute
  • ชลันดา หนูหลำ Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute
  • สิริจันทร์ เดชปัญญาวัฒน์ Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute
Keywords: effectiveness; motivational enchantment therapy; gambling problem


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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How to Cite
วันเพ็ญว., ลิขิตธรากุลธ., คุ้มศิริภ., รัตนตรัยณ., คำแก้วธ., สานิสีป., สาหมุดม., หนูหลำช., & เดชปัญญาวัฒน์ส. (2019). Effectiveness of Motivational Enchantment Therapy for People with Gambling Problem in Thailand. ournal of the sychiatric ssociation of hailand, 64(3), 245-258. etrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPAT/article/view/218462

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