Prevalence of Gambling Problems Among the Clients of a Toronto Homeless Shelter

@article{Matheson2014PrevalenceOG,
  title={Prevalence of Gambling Problems Among the Clients of a Toronto Homeless Shelter},
  author={F. Matheson and Kimberly Devotta and Aklilu Wendaferew and Cheryl Pedersen},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={30},
  pages={537-546}
}
Abstract Few studies have examined the prevalence of problem and pathological gambling among clients of homeless service agencies. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of problem gambling among these clients. We collected primary data on gambling using the NORC diagnostic screen for disorders. Using a modified time-location recruitment approach 264 clients of a community homeless service agency were screened for lifetime gambling problems. Descriptive statistics were… Expand
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