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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161176
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Comorbid Psychiatric Illnesses Among Older Adult Gamblers
Abstract:
Comorbid Psychiatric Illnesses Among Older Adult Gamblers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Kerber, Cindy, PhD, APN, CS
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:Post Doctoral Fellow
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 50 Newton Rd, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA
Contact Telephone:309-829-3993
The purpose of this study is to investigate the prevalence of
co-morbid mental illnesses among older adults in Illinois who gamble
frequently. Two hundred adults 55 years of age or older will be recruited
for participation in the study. The following screens will be employed:
South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS), National Opinion Research Center DSM-IV
Screen (NODS) for Gambling Problems, Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS),
Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE), SF-36 Health Survey, Personality
Disorder Questionnaire (PDQ-4+) and the Mini International
Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI). Individuals who score 5 or more on the
NODS will be asked to complete the Gambling Impact and Behavior Study
questionnaire. A Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score will be
determined for each participant. It is hypothesized that older adults may
be at risk for developing problem gambling behaviors due to an increased
popularity of gambling, in general as well as group trips to casinos and
bingo games. In addition, comorbid mental illnesses such as depression and
dementia could make older adults more vulnerable to problems associated
with gambling and, therefore need to be assessed in this population. A
profile of the at risk older adult will be determined from the data
collected. Early findings suggest that depression, bipolar disorder,
alcoholism, obsessive compulsive disorder and personality disorders are
among the comorbid psychiatric illnesses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComorbid Psychiatric Illnesses Among Older Adult Gamblersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161176-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Comorbid Psychiatric Illnesses Among Older Adult Gamblers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kerber, Cindy, PhD, APN, CS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Post Doctoral Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 50 Newton Rd, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">309-829-3993</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ckerber@iwu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study is to investigate the prevalence of <br/> co-morbid mental illnesses among older adults in Illinois who gamble <br/> frequently. Two hundred adults 55 years of age or older will be recruited <br/> for participation in the study. The following screens will be employed: <br/> South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS), National Opinion Research Center DSM-IV <br/> Screen (NODS) for Gambling Problems, Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), <br/> Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE), SF-36 Health Survey, Personality <br/> Disorder Questionnaire (PDQ-4+) and the Mini International <br/> Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI). Individuals who score 5 or more on the <br/> NODS will be asked to complete the Gambling Impact and Behavior Study <br/> questionnaire. A Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score will be <br/> determined for each participant. It is hypothesized that older adults may <br/> be at risk for developing problem gambling behaviors due to an increased <br/> popularity of gambling, in general as well as group trips to casinos and <br/> bingo games. In addition, comorbid mental illnesses such as depression and <br/> dementia could make older adults more vulnerable to problems associated <br/> with gambling and, therefore need to be assessed in this population. A <br/> profile of the at risk older adult will be determined from the data <br/> collected. Early findings suggest that depression, bipolar disorder, <br/> alcoholism, obsessive compulsive disorder and personality disorders are <br/> among the comorbid psychiatric illnesses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:17:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:17:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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