TITLE

CPGI-Population Harm: A Supplement to the Canadian Problem Gambling Index

AUTHOR(S)
Quilty, Lena C.; Watson, Chris; Bagby, R. Michael
PUB. DATE
September 2015
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Addiction;Sep2015, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objectives: The majority of measures of gambling problems focus only on problems of the individual gambler. The aim of the present study was to develop and validate a supplement for the Canadian Problem Gambling Index (CPGI) to assess the impact of gambling problems at the population level (e.g., family, community, and other environmental levels such as work). Methods: An initial pool of items was generated through a systematic review of empirical literature and clinical instrumentation; the item set was revised based on classical test theory in a large sample with varying levels of gambling behaviour. A total of 317 adults (mean age=42.13, SD=13.21) were recruited for the present study: 256 participants from across Canada were recruited from an online survey panel (Sample 1), and 61 participants from Toronto were recruited from a previous gambling study (Sample 2). Participants completed population harm items along with other measures of problem gambling (CPGI Problem Gambling Severity Index, South Oaks Gambling Screen, Harmful Consequences Questionnaire), and disability and quality of life (Sheehan Disability Scale, Quality of Life Inventory). Sample 2 completed the population harm items a second time one week later. Results: The CPGI-Population Harm demonstrated internal consistency and test-retest reliability, and a unifactorial structure. Evidence further supported its convergent and discriminant validity. Conclusions: The CPGI-Population Harm appears to be an efficient tool to assess gambling-related harm to family members, romantic partners, friends, the workplace and the community.
ACCESSION #
109985839

 

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