Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse; Ottawa: Munck , PhD, 2 and Nancy M. There are some limitations to keep in mind in considering the results of this study. A related feature of the DSM-IV is that several of the diagnostic criteria include disparate elements that are best asked as separate questions in survey administration. Validation of a brief lifestyle and mood assessment tool in primary health care. We have reported here on the performance of a brief screen, originally developed to identify problem and pathological gamblers in population studies, in a sample of problem and pathological gamblers who received brief interventions for gambling. In contrast to the NODS-CLiP, the four-item combination does not capture any of the low-risk gamblers in the clinical sample and it captures all of the pathological gamblers and all but one of the problem gamblers in the sample.
National Center for Biotechnology Information , U. Author manuscript; available in PMC May 1. Volberg , PhD, 1 Ingrid M. Munck , PhD, 2 and Nancy M. Petry , PhD 3. Address correspondence to Dr. The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at Am J Addict. See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Abstract Despite high rates of comorbidity among pathological gambling, substance use disorders, and other psychiatric conditions, health professionals rarely screen their clients for gambling problems.
Instruments At the initial interview, participants completed an extensive assessment that included the lifetime and current past 12 months NODS as well as the lifetime and 2-month SOGS. RESULTS The first step in our analysis involved examination of endorsement rates for all of the individual items from the NODS to identify the items most likely to capture the largest proportion of problem and pathological gamblers in the sample.
Open in a separate window. Limitations There are some limitations to keep in mind in considering the results of this study. Have there ever been periods lasting 2 weeks or longer when you spent a lot of time thinking about your gambling experiences or planning out future gambling ventures or bets? Have you ever tried to stop, cut down, or control your gambling?
Have you ever lied to family members, friends, or others about how much you gamble or how much money you lost on gambling? If Yes to one or more questions, further assessment is advised. Have you ever gambled as a way to escape from personal problems? Has there ever been a period when, if you lost money gambling one day, you would return another day to get even? Has your gambling ever caused serious or repeated problems in your relationships with any of your family members or friends?
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Check which of the following people in your life has or had a gambling problem. When you gamble, how often do you go back another day to win back money you have lost? In fact you lost?
Have people criticized your betting or told you that you had a problem, regardless of whether or not you thought it was true? Have you ever felt guilty about the way you gamble, or what happens when you gamble? Have you ever felt like you would like to stop betting money on gambling, but did not think that you could?
Have you ever hidden betting slips, lottery tickets, gambling money, IOUs, or other signs of betting or gambling from your spouse, children or other important people in your life? Have you ever argued with people you live with over how you handle money. If you answered "yes":