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Should screening for risk of gambling-related harm be undertaken in health, care and support settings? A systematic review of the international evidence

Overview of attention for article published in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, May 2021
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Title
Should screening for risk of gambling-related harm be undertaken in health, care and support settings? A systematic review of the international evidence
Published in
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, May 2021
DOI 10.1186/s13722-021-00243-9
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Authors

Lindsay Blank, Susan Baxter, Helen Buckley Woods, Elizabeth Goyder

Abstract

Gambling-related harm is an increasing recognised problem internationally. Recent years have seen an explosion in opportunities to gamble, both in person and online. Health and other care settings have the potential to act as screening sites to identify and support gamblers who may be at high risk of experiencing gambling-related harm. This study aimed to identify interventions to screen for risk of gambling-related harm in the general population which may be delivered in health, care and support settings. Systematic review. Searches of key databases and grey sources since 2012 were undertaken in October 2019. Electronic database searches generated a total of 5826 unique hits. Nine studies published 2013-2019, along with thirteen grey literature documents met our eligibility criteria. The criteria were setting (health, care and support settings), participants (any attendee in help, care and support settings), interventions (screening to identify risk of harm from gambling behaviours) and outcome measures (gambling behaviours, service use). Three papers evaluating screening interventions delivered in general practice (repeat visits and written advice), mental health service (the use of screening tools to identify risk of harm), and substance abuse treatment (intensive outpatient treatment for substance use disorders or methadone maintenance) indicated evidence of potential effectiveness. Six papers supported the feasibility and acceptability of delivering interventions in various settings. Grey literature reports described the implementation of interventions such as training materials, and transfer of interventions developed for substance abuse populations by practitioners. Health, care and support services offer potentially important contexts in which to identify and offer support to people who are at risk of gambling related harm. Screening interventions appear feasible and acceptable in a range of community and healthcare settings for those at risk of gambling harm. Evaluation of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening in these populations should therefore be prioritised.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 6 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Lecturer 2 33%
Student > Bachelor 1 17%
Student > Master 1 17%
Unknown 2 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 2 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 17%
Unknown 2 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 June 2021.
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#2,161,264
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Outputs from Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
#70
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#53,828
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Outputs of similar age from Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
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