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  • el-Guebaly, Nady; Currie, Shawn; Hodgins, David; Smith, Garry; Williams, Robert J. (Final Report submitted to the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2005-06-01)
    Blaszczynski et al. (2004) are to be complemented for recognizing the need for a globally relevant and comprehensive responsible gambling game plan. Though not yet used in any jurisdiction, the Reno Model has created ...
  • Hagen, Brad F.; Armstrong-Esther, Chris; Ikuta, Roland; Williams, Robert J.; Le Navenec, Carole-Lynne; Aho, Morgan (Cambridge University PressSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2005)
    Background and aims: Data on antipsychotic use were collected in two Canadian long-term care (LTC) facilities. During the one-year study, residents in one facility were relocated to a new facility, allowing examination ...
  • Roberts, Larry E.; Williams, Robert J.; Marlin, Richard G.; Farrell, Therese; Imiolo, Daniel (American Psychological AssociationMcMaster UniversityMcMaster University, 1984)
    What is the relation between (a) the ability to control visceral responding on a biofeedback task and (b) the ability to report behaviors actually contributing to this performance? Subjects received biofeedback training ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (Faculty of Health SciencesFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Research, 2010-03-31)
    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 ...
  • Davis, Mary E.; Williams, Robert J.; Goodale, Leslie A. (Canadian Nurses AssociationAddiction Centre, Foothills Medical CentreAddiction Centre, Foothills Medical Centre, 1999-04)
    A final investigation attempted to determine whether the somewhat lower show-up rates after the Engaged intake could be a result of this procedure actually being therapeutic, thus decreasing the person's distress and need ...
  • Nowatzki, Nadine R.; Williams, Robert J. (Taylor & FrancisSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2002)
    Casino self-exclusion is a procedure by which individuals can have themselves banned from entering a casino. One of the purposes of this paper is to present information about the availability and features of these ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Chang, Samuel Y. (Blackwell PublishingAddiction Centre, Foothills Medical CentreAddiction Centre, Foothills Medical Centre, 2000)
    There are relatively few studies on adolescent substance abuse treatment. The ones that exist tend to be methodologically weak. Methodologically stronger studies have usually found most adolescents receiving treatment to ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of LethbridgeArts and Science, 2004-06-23)
    The present study reinvestigated the gaming revenue contributions of Ontario problem gamblers. An attempt was made to exclude out-of-province expenditures as well as revenues from non-Ontario residents. Better methods were ...
  • el-Guebaly, Nady; Casey, David M.; Hodgins, David C.; Smith, Garry J.; Williams, Robert J.; Schopflocher, Don P.; Wood, Robert T. (SpringerHealth SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of CalgaryUniversity of Alberta, 2008-12)
    Longitudinal research on the determinants of gambling behavior is sparse. This article briefly reviews the previous seventeen longitudinally designed studies, focusing on the methodology for each study. This is followed ...
  • Mangham, Colin; Carney, Greg; Burnett, Sean; Williams, Robert J. (Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Government of British ColumbiaSchool of Health SciencesBlue Thorn Research and Analysis Group, 2005-11)
    Casino style gambling has been expanding rapidly over the last decade in Canada. Gambling is often associated with a range of positive and negative outcomes for individuals, local communities and society and is therefore ...
  • Mangham, Colin; Carney, Greg; Burnett, Sean; Williams, Robert J. (Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Government of British ColumbiaSchool of Health SciencesBlue Thorn Research and Analysis Group, 2006-05)
    The purpose of the study is to learn what, if any, economic and social costs and benefits emerge over time from the creation and operation of these four new venues. Its intent is to inform planning processes by the ...
  • Volberg, Rachel A.; Williams, Robert J. (Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011-11-14)
    Screening for problem gambling takes place in both clinical settings and in population research. Several short assessment tools for problem gambling have been developed over the past decade for use in these settings. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis (American Psychological AssociationSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer Science, 2006-03)
    The present research examined the influence of improved knowledge of odds and mathematical expectation on the gambling behavior of university students. A group of 198 Introductory Statistics students received instruction ...
  • 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 ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Schmidt, Glen G. (ElsevierDepartments of Health and Family Services, Thompson, ManitobaDepartments of Health and Family Services, Thompson, Manitoba, 1993)
    The frequency of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) was examined in clients receiving treatment for recurrent mood disturbances in a northern Canadian site. Approximately one-fifth of these individuals were identified as ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (RoutledgeHealth SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-02)
    Gambling expenditure is a commonly asked question in jurisdiction-wide surveys of gambling behaviour and in surveys of household spending. However, the validity of self-reported gambling expenditure is questionable due to ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Gloster, Susan P. (Society for the Study of Social BiologyDepartments of Health and Family Services, Government of ManitobaDepartments of Health and Family Services, Government of Manitoba, 1992)
    The relationship between human sex ratios at birth and caloric availability per capita was examined across different countries. Significant positive correlations were obtained between the amount of food a country had ...

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