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Factor analysis of barriers to treatment for problem gambling

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Matthew RockloffMatthew Rockloff, Grant SchofieldGrant Schofield
Attitudes toward problem gambling treatment were investigated in a telephone survey of 1,203 persons in Central Queensland Australia (598 women and 605 men, mean age = 45.8 years). Survey items were compiled from existing substance abuse questionnaires (Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions, 1995; Sobell et al., 1991). An exploratory factor analysis identified five potential barriers to treatment, including: availability, stigma, cost, uncertainty, and avoidance. Relative to those with few problems, respondents who had numerous gambling problems were more concerned about treatment costs, and the availability and effectiveness of treatment. In addition to the above concerns, older persons more often negatively judged the treatment seeker. In contrast, educated respondents had generally more positive attitudes towards problem gamblers and treatment seeking.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

20

Issue

2

Start Page

121

End Page

126

Number of Pages

6

eISSN

1573-3602

ISSN

1050-5350

Location

Netherlands

Publisher

Springer

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Auckland University of Technology; Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health;

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Journal of gambling studies.