|Titre :||Problem and pathological gambling are associated with poorer mental and physical health in older adults (2005)|
|Auteurs :||L. ERICKSON ; C. A. MOLINA ; G. T. LADD ; R. H. PIETRZAK ; N. M. PETRY|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol.20, n°8, August 2005)|
|Article en page(s) :||754-759|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEENQUETE ; JEU D'ARGENT ET DE HASARD ; JEU PATHOLOGIQUE ; PERSONNE AGEE ; SANTE ; SANTE MENTALE ; COMORBIDITE ; PREVALENCE
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence and correlates of problem and pathological gambling in older adults.
METHODS: Adults (n = 343) aged 60 years and older attending senior centers, bingo sites and other community activities completed a screening form containing the South Oaks Gambling Screen and the Short Form-12 Health Survey, to evaluate physical and mental health.
RESULTS: Overall, 6.4% of the respondents were classified as problem gamblers and an additional 3.8% as pathological gamblers. Problem and pathological gamblers evidenced significantly greater physical and mental health problems than non-problem gamblers.
CONCLUSIONS: These data suggest that about 10 percent of active older adults experience gambling problems, which are associated with poor physical and mental health.
|Domaine :||Addictions sans produit / Addictions without drug|
|Affiliation :||University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030-3944, USA|