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  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (RoutledgeHealth SciencesHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Research, 2009)
    The present study investigated the impact of survey administration format, survey description, and gambling behaviour thresholds on obtained population prevalence rates of problem gambling. A total of 3,028 adults were ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Odaibo, Felix S.; McGee, Janet M. (Canadian Journal of Public HealthAddiction Centre, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, AlbertaAddiction Centre, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, 1999-05)
    The incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in northeastern Manitoba was investigated by examining all 745 live births occurring in Thompson General Hospital in 1994. Birth records were screened with criteria designed ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre, Guelph, Ontario, CANADA.School of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-08-31)
    This review is an attempt to comprehensively identify and synthesize the literature concerning Internet 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 ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (Final Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre; Guelph, OntarioArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009-01-05)
    Beginning in the early to mid-1990s, as Internet access expanded into workplaces and private residences, gamblers in Western societies were introduced to a new realm of gambling opportunities, based on the Internet. Each ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Gloster, Susan P. (Rutgers UniversitySchool of Health Sciences, 1999-11)
    Objective: To investigate knowledge about fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) among Natives in northern Manitoba. A second objective was to determine if there are age or gender differences in level of knowledge. A third objective ...
  • Armstrong-Esther, Christopher; Hagen, Brad F.; Sandilands, Mark; Williams, Robert J.; Smith, Christine (MA Healthcare LimitedSchool of Health SciencesArts and SciencePsychologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2005)
    The objective of the longitudinal study was to monitor physical and cognitive changes in a population of 330 older people being supported at home by health services. The participants were 75 years and older and classified ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Zolner, Theresa; Bertrand, Lorne D.; Davis, R. Meghan (Haworth Press, Inc.School of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004)
    Frequent substance use has a strong association with poor mental health. The relationship between infrequent substance use and mental health is less clear. The present study investigated this relationship in a large ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Goodale, Leslie A.; Shay-Fiddler, Michele A.; Gloster, Susan P.; Chang, Samuel Y. (Taylor & FrancisSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004)
    The prevalence of methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine misuse and abuse was examined in 450 adolescents referred for substance abuse treatment. Twenty three percent reported nonmedical use of these substances and six ...
  • Hagen, Brad F.; Armstrong-Esther, Chris; Quail, Paddy; Williams, Robert J.; Norton, Peter; Le Navenec, Carole-Lynn; Ikuta, Roland; Osis, Maureen; Congdon, Val; Zieb, Roxane (Cambridge University PressSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2005)
    Objectives: To examine the use of psychotropic drugs in 24 rural and urban longterm care (LTC) facilities, and compare the effect of an education intervention for LTC staff and family members on the use of psychotropic ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; McDermitt, Dale R.; Bertrand, Lorne D.; Davis, R. Meghan (ElsevierSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2003)
    Parental awareness of adolescent substance use was investigated in a high school sample of 985 adolescents and their parents. Only 39% of parents were aware their adolescent used tobacco, only 34% were aware of alcohol ...
  • 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 ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A.; Stevens, Rhys M. G. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Research, 2012-05-08)
    The primary purpose of the present research was to standardize problem gambling prevalence rates so as to facilitate comparisons between jurisdictions as well as within the same jurisdiction over time. The first step in ...
  • Williams, Robert J. (Faculty of Health SciencesFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2010-07-08)
    Pre-commitment is a relatively new harm minimization strategy for problem gambling. To date, its primary use has been in casino self-exclusion programs, a few Internet gambling sites, and to limit landbased EGM play in a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Williams, Robert J. (Alberta Gaming Research InstituteSchool of Health Sciences, 2002-12)
    The current generation of North American youth are the first to have been raised in an environment of extensive legalized and government-sanctioned gambling. Perhaps as a consequence, the prevalence of problem gambling in ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Currie, Shawn (National Association for Gambling Studies Inc.School of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociology, 2004)
    The development of effective problem gambling prevention programs is in its infancy. The present paper discusses results of randomized control trials of two programs that have been implemented in Alberta, Canada. The first ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (SageArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-06)
    Internet gambling is legal in many jurisdictions around the world, and observers predict that it is simply a matter of time before various North American governments, in Canada and the USA, take steps towards legalizing ...
  • Roberts, L. E.; Williams, Robert J.; Marlin, R. G. (McMaster UniversityMcMaster University, 1981)
    An earlier paper in this series depicted visceral learning as a problem in concept identification in which subjects seek information about the visceral target (Roberts, Williams, Farrell, & Marlin. 1979). Concepts pertaining ...

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