Treatment of Internet gaming disorder: an international systematic review and CONSORT evaluation

King, D.L., Delfabbro, P.H., Wu, A.M.S., Doh, Y.Y., Kuss, D.J. ORCID: 0000-0001-8917-782X, Pallesen, S., Mentzoni, R., Carragher, N. and Sakuma, H., 2017. Treatment of Internet gaming disorder: an international systematic review and CONSORT evaluation. Clinical Psychology Review, 54, pp. 123-133. ISSN 0272-7358

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Abstract

Treatment services for Internet gaming disorder are becoming
increasingly prevalent worldwide, particularly in East Asia.
This international systematic review was designed to appraise the quality standards of the gaming disorder treatment literature, a task previously undertaken by King et al.(2011) prior to the inclusion of Internet gaming disorder in Section III of the DSM-5 and 'Gaming disorder' in the draft ICD-11. The reporting quality of 30 treatment studies conducted from 2007 to 2016 was assessed. Reporting quality was defined according to the 2010 Consolidating Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement. The results reaffirmed previous criticisms of these trials, namely: (a) inconsistencies in the definition, diagnosis, and measurement of disordered use; (b) lack of randomization and blinding; (c) lack of controls; and (d) insufficient information on recruitment dates, sample characteristics, and effect sizes. Although cognitive-behavioral therapy has a larger evidence base than other therapies, it remains difficult to make definitive statements on its benefits. Study design quality has not improved over the last decade, indicating a need for greater consistency and standardization in this area. Continuing international efforts to understand the core psychopathology of gaming disorder are vital to developing a model of best practice in treatment.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Clinical Psychology Review
Creators: King, D.L., Delfabbro, P.H., Wu, A.M.S., Doh, Y.Y., Kuss, D.J., Pallesen, S., Mentzoni, R., Carragher, N. and Sakuma, H.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: June 2017
Volume: 54
ISSN: 0272-7358
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.cpr.2017.04.002DOI
S0272735816304603Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 03 May 2017 09:55
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2017 08:31
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30573

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