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Title: Current Measurement of Problem Gambling: Experiences using the Victorian Gambling Screen
Contributor(s): Tolchard, Barry  (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: The Problem with the Problem: Definition - • U.S. driven medical model • Addiction or Compulsion • DSM - failure to differentiate regular and problem gamblers • Pathology or Harm • Local context Victorian Gambling Screen (VGS) - • Developed using a definition of problem gambling based on harm: "'Problem' gambling refers to the situation when a person's gambling activity gives rise to harm to the individual player, and/or his or her family, and may extend into the community" [DIPG Report, p.106]
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: EASG 2009: 7th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues, Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 1st - 4th July, 2009
Source of Publication: Presented at the 7th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues
Publisher: European Association for the Study of Gambling (EASG)
Place of Publication: Online
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
111714 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
920410 Mental Health
920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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