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  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (Gambling CommissionHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012-01-31)
    The aim of the present project is to provide the Gambling Commission and its stakeholders with advice on the feasibility and suitability of a new brief three‐item PGSI Short‐Form derived from the longer Problem Gambling ...
  • Nixon, Gary; Solowoniuk, Jason; Hagen, Brad F.; Williams, Robert J. (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2005-09)
    Objective: The objective of this phenomenological qualitative study was to explore the lived experience of older adults who engage in problem or pathological gambling. Method and sample: Older adults who gambled were ...
  • Nixon, Gary; Evans, Kyler; Grant Kalischuk, Ruth; Solowoniuk, Jason; McCallum, Karim; Hagen, Brad (SpringerHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2013)
    A gap exists within current literature regarding understanding the role that trauma may play in the initiation, development, and progression of female problem and pathological gambling. The purpose of this study is to ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Nowatzki, Nadine (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006-04)
    University students from southern Alberta (n = 585) were administered a questionnaire to assess their gambling behaviour. Seventy-two percent reported gambling in the past 6 months, with the most common types being lotteries ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Royston, Jennifer; Hagen, Brad F. (SageSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2005-12)
    A review of problem gambling in forensic populations suggests that one third of criminal offenders meet criteria for problem or pathological gambling. This is the highest rate yet found in any population. Approximately ...
  • Nixon, Gary; Leigh, Gordon; Nowatzki, Nadine (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006-08)
    Research indicates that approximately one third of prison inmates meet the criteria for problem or pathological gambling (Williams, Royston, & Hagen, 2005). However, despite this rate being among the highest of all gambling ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (ElsevierArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007)
    In light of continued and rapid expansion, and in light of existing ambiguities and gaps in current knowledge, this chapter seeks to highlight the major trends and issues associated with Internet gambling today. This is ...
  • Nixon, Gary (SpringerHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009)
    Early research into the motivations behind problem gambling reflected separate paradigms of thought splitting our understanding of the gambler into divergent categories. However, over the past 25 years, problem gambling ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Research, 2012-04-30)
    The present paper has three purposes. First, to outline the value and utility of population prevalence studies of gambling. Second, to review the methodological issues specific to conducting these studies. Third, in light ...
  • Currie, Cheryl L.; Schopflocher, Donald P.; Wild, T. Cameron (Canadian Journal of PsychiatryHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011-01)
    Objective: We examined the prevalence and correlates of prescription drug misuse (PDM) in a population-based sample of adults from Alberta. Methods: Data were collected from 3511 adults in Alberta aged 18 years and older ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; West, Beverly L.; Simpson, Robert I. (Prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2008-12-01)
    The purpose of this paper is to comprehensively review what is known about the nature and effectiveness of educational and policy initiatives to prevent problem gambling.
  • Williams, Robert J.; West, Beverly L.; Simpson, Robert I. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term CareHealth SciencesHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012-10)
    The past 15 years has seen a considerable amount of interest and effort being put into developing strategies to prevent problem gambling. Unfortunately, the development, implementation, and evaluation of most of these ...