|The Canadian Problem Gambling Index: Final report
|J. FERRIS ; H. WYNNE ; R. LADOUCEUR ; R. STINCHFIELD ; N. TURNER
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|Ottawa : CCSA-CCLAT, 2001
Thésaurus mots-clésJEU PATHOLOGIQUE ; VALIDITE ; FIABILITE ; TEST ; PREVALENCE
This report provides an overview of the development, validation and reliability testing of the Canadian Problem Gambling Index, developed over the last three years. This research was conducted by a research team under the aegis of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse for the Inter-Provincial Task Force on Problem Gambling. The goal was to develop a new, more meaningful measure of problem gambling for use in general population surveys, one that included more indicators of the social and environmental context of gambling and problem gambling.
The project was divided into two phases. Phase I was an examination of how problem gambling had been conceptualized, defined and measured in the literature, and the development or synthesis of a new conception, definition and means of measurement. This phase of the project involved an extensive review of the literature, and synthesis of the relevant literature into an integrated conceptual framework for our definition of problem gambling. The framework and the resulting definition were then put before a panel of experts in the field to ensure the new construct was adequately defined. After several rounds of consultation and feedback, a draft index based on the literature and feedback process was produced
The second phase of this project was the fine tuning, validity and reliability testing of the index developed in Phase I. This was accomplished using a pilot test of 143 people, followed by a general population survey of 3,120 Canadian adults, a re-test (for reliability) of 417 respondents from the general population survey, and clinical validation interviews with 143 respondents who initially responded to the general population survey.
The result of Phase II is a 31-item measure called the Canadian Problem Gambling Index. Nine of the items can be scored to produce a prevalence rate for problem gambling, and the remaining items are indicators of gambling involvement (types of gambling activity, frequency of play, spending on gambling), and correlates of problem gambling that can be used to develop profiles of different types of gamblers or problem gamblers.
|Addictions sans produit / Addictions without drug
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