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Title: Measurement Issues in Problem Gambling: Inclusion of a Gambling Specific Psychopathology Measure, the Gambling Impact Scale (GIS)
Contributor(s): Tolchard, Barry  (author)
Publication Date: 2013
DOI: 10.12966/psbr.08.03.2013
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Abstract: Problem gambling is becoming an increasing issue throughout the world with greater numbers of people presenting to treatment services with gambling problems. However, many cases are still missed, due in part, to a lack of general screening tools that are able to be used by non-specialist gambling services. This paper presents the findings of a gambling screening tool (Gambling Impact Scale - GIS) which was designed to identify problem gambling behavior, associated psychopathology and impact to self and others. The principle aim was to devise a tool that could be used by all potential treatment agencies that may come into contact with people experiencing problems with their gambling. The Gambling Impact Scale (GIS) consists of three sub-scales. Both internal and concurrent validity of the tool have been established with a help seeking gambling population. Discussed are further refinements of the GIS in general mental health and counseling populations.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Psychology and Social Behavior Research, 1(3), p. 52-55
Publisher: SciKnow Publications Ltd
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 2329-7719
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111712 Health Promotion
170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
111714 Mental Health
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 420603 Health promotion
520108 Testing, assessment and psychometrics
420313 Mental health services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
920401 Behaviour and Health
920410 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200407 Health status (incl. wellbeing)
200401 Behaviour and health
200409 Mental health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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