Prevalence of Pathological Gambling in Quebec in 2002

  title={Prevalence of Pathological Gambling in Quebec in 2002},
  author={Robert Ladouceur and Christian Jacques and Serge Chevalier and Serge S{\'e}vigny and Denis Hamel},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={451 - 456}
Objective: To assess gambling behaviours and the problems associated with pathological gambling among the adult population of Quebec in 2002. Method: In Phase 1 of this 2-phase study, a total sample of 8842 adults was assessed. We used the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS), adapted for telephone interview, to assess one-half of the sample; the other one-half was evaluated with the Canadian Problem Gambling Index (CPGI). In the study's second phase, we compared the classifications obtained from… 

Tables from this paper

Gambling Among Adults in Germany: Prevalence, Disorder and Risk Factors
Aims: The present study aimed at analyzing prevalence of participation in gambling activities, gambling disorder as well as associated risk factors in the German adult population. Methods: Data came
Gambling and Problem Gambling in Canada in 2018: Prevalence and Changes Since 2002
Gambling and problem gambling have both decreased in Canada from 2002 to 2018 although the provincial patterns are quite similar between the 2 time periods.
Prevalence Rates of Gambling Problems in Montreal, Canada: A Look at Old Adults and the Role of Passion
Results revealed that obsessive passion was higher for pathologicalgamblers than for at-risk and non-problematic gamblers, while harmonious passion was lower for pathological gamblers thanfor at- risk andNon-problematically gamblers.
The Victorian Gambling Screen: Reliability and Validation in a Clinical Population
The reliability and validity of the Victorian Gambling Screen (VGS) and in particular one of the sub-scales (Harm to Self—HS) in a specialist problem gambling treatment service in Adelaide, Australia is described.
Pathological gambling in a psychiatric sample.
Predictors of gambling and problem gambling in Canada
An updated profile of gamblers and problem gamblers in Canada is provided and characteristics most strongly associated with problem gambling are identified to identify characteristics that best distinguished problem from non-problem gamblers.
Gambling over the life course and treatment-seeking
The purpose of this study is to investigate change in gambling behaviours over the life course, and, correspondingly, the treatment-seeking behaviours of 86 people who met the criteria for at-risk
Pathological Gambling and the Psychiatric Emergency Service
The clinical impact of PG on the PES increased significantly during the course of this study, and was similarly observed at all 4 PESs.
Gambling and internet addiction: a pilot study among a Population of Italian Healthcare
Measuring the phenomenon of gambling and Internet addiction, with analysis of attitudes and psychophysical consequences among nurses working in different care settings. An observational, cross


The prevalence of problem and pathological gambling: A critical analysis
It is found that none of the prevalence studies conducted in different principalities throughout the world conforms to this definition of prevalence, and the widespread use of the South Oaks Gambling Screen has made a valuable contribution to international comparisons of prevalence studies.
Is the SOGS an Accurate Measure of Pathological Gambling Among Children, Adolescents and Adults?
The present study evaluates respondents' understanding of the SOGS items and results are consistent with recent literature on endorsement and acquiescence phenomena, and have implications for prevalence studies of probable pathological gambling.
Prevalence Estimates of Pathological Gambling in Quebec *
  • R. Ladouceur
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie
  • 1991
The results of a province-wide study in Quebec based on telephone interviews using standardized assessment instruments with 1,002 subjects show that the current prevalence of pathological gambling is 1.2%.
The South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS): a new instrument for the identification of pathological gamblers.
The instrument correlates well with the criteria of the revised version of DSM-III (DSM-III-R), and offers a convenient means to screen clinical populations of alcoholics and drug abusers, as well as general populations, for pathological gambling.
Refining prevalence estimates of pathological gambling.
Results of a state-wide study in New York that indicated significant differences between problem gamblers in the general population and pathological gamblers entering publicly funded treatment programs raise serious clinical and programmatic issues regarding the development and organization of appropriate services for pathologicalgamblers.
Prevalence of Problem Gambling: A Replication Study 7 Years Later
Findings support the hypothesis that increases in the availability of gambling are related to rises in the number of problem gamblers.
A review of two measures of pathological gambling in the United States
This paper addresses a debate that has emerged in the field of pathological gambling research and uses two instruments used to measure prevalence in the United States, the South Oaks Gambling Screen and the Cumulative Clinical Signs Method.
The validity of the CAGE scale to screen for heavy drinking and drinking problems in a general population survey.
The CAGE scale was shown to be unable to discriminate between heavy drinkers and non-heavy drinkers, and the results do not support the use of the CAGE as a screening tool for heavy drinking and drinking problems in a general population survey or as a tool to estimate the prevalence of drinking problems.
Telephone versus face-to-face interviewing for household drug use surveys.
  • W. Aquilino
  • Psychology
    The International journal of the addictions
  • 1992
Results showed that the telephone survey achieved response rates lower than the personal survey, but comparable to telephone surveys of less threatening topics, and the exclusion of households without telephones in the telephone Survey may lead to underestimation of alcohol and drug use for minority populations.
Measuring gambling and problem gambling in Ontario
Permission to include document granted by Nadine Kauffman, Manager, Information Services Responsible Gambling Council.