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Title: Cue-Reactive Altered State of Consciousness Mediates the Relationship Between Problem-Gambling Severity and Cue-Reactive Urge in Poker-Machine Gamblers
Contributor(s): Tricker, Christopher (author); Rock, Adam J  (author); Clark, Gavin  (author)
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.1007/s10899-015-9549-7
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19015
Abstract: In order to enhance our understanding of the nature of poker-machine problem-gambling, a community sample of 37 poker-machine gamblers (M age = 32 years, M PGSI = 5; PGSI = Problem Gambling Severity Index) were assessed for urge to gamble (responses on a visual analogue scale) and altered state of consciousness (assessed by the Altered State of Awareness dimension of the Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory) at baseline, after a neutral cue, and after a gambling cue. It was found that (a) problem-gambling severity (PGSI score) predicted increase in urge (from neutral cue to gambling cue, controlling for baseline; sr² = .19, p = .006) and increase in altered state of consciousness (from neutral cue to gambling cue, controlling for baseline; sr² = .57, p < .001), and (b) increase in altered state of consciousness (from neutral cue to gambling cue) mediated the relationship between problem-gambling severity and increase in urge (from neutral cue to gambling cue; K² = .40, 99 % CI [.08, .71]). These findings suggest that cue-reactive altered state of consciousness is an important component of cue-reactive urge in poker-machine problem-gamblers.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Gambling Studies, 32(2), p. 661-674
Publisher: Springer New York LLC
Place of Publication: New York, United States of America
ISSN: 1573-3602
1050-5350
Field of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 920401 Behaviour and Health
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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