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Best Practices in the Population Assessment of Problem Gambling

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dc.contributor.author Williams, Robert J.
dc.contributor.author Volberg, Rachel A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-04T17:46:58Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-04T17:46:58Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-31
dc.identifier.citation Williams, R. J., Volberg, R.A. (2010). Best Practices in the Population Assessment of Problem Gambling. Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre. Guelph, Ontario, CANADA. March 31, 2010. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1259
dc.description Note: Parts of this report are contained in Williams, R.J., & Volberg, R.A. (2009). Impact of survey description, administration format, and exclusionary criteria on population prevalence rates of problem gambling. International Gambling Studies, 9 (2), 101-117. en
dc.description.abstract Population prevalence surveys of gambling serve several important purposes. However, there has been some question about the accuracy of the prevalence rates obtained in these surveys. These questions concern whether non-gamblers are under-represented in ‘gambling’ surveys due to lack of interest/participation; whether different administration formats (telephone; face-to-face) produce equivalent results; the true status of the many instrument-identified problem gamblers who do not report any corroborating gambling behaviour; and the weak correspondence between problem gamblers identified in population surveys and their subsequent assessment in clinical interviews. The need to resolve some of these issues motivated the present authors to embark on a program of research designed to bring clarity to the true rates of problem gambling and to help identify ‘best practices’ in the population assessment of gambling and problem gambling. en
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Compulsive gambling -- Diagnosis en
dc.subject Compulsive gamblers -- Psychology en
dc.subject Social surveys -- Methodology en
dc.title Best Practices in the Population Assessment of Problem Gambling en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en
dc.publisher.department Faculty of Health Sciences en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en
dc.publisher.institution Gemini Research en

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