Of Time and the Chase: Lifetime Versus Past-Year Measures of Pathological Gambling
Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101468
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About the Course:
Two stratified random-sample surveys of gambling behavior and correlates were conducted with community-based U.S. adults.
This analysis tested whether past-year measures can be shown to have methodological advantages over lifetime measures of pathological gambling based on DSM-IV criteria.
Journal of Gambling Issues
February 2004, Issue 10
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about lifetime versus past-year measures of pathological gambling. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Discuss the criteria used to make a diagnosis of pathological gambling and the argument for using past-year versus lifetime measurements.
Explain methods used to study the merits of measuring pathological gambling by either lifetime or past-year standards, including study participants, questionnaire used, and data analysis.
Describe study results, including results for relative consistency and age relatedness, and identify the limitations of conclusions drawn.
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