Journal article

How a concerned family member, friend or member of the public can help someone with gambling problems: a Delphi consensus study.

Kathy S Bond, Anthony F Jorm, Helen E Miller, Simone N Rodda, Nicola J Reavley, Claire M Kelly, Betty A Kitchener

BMC Psychol | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Gambling is an enjoyable recreational pursuit for many people. However, for some it can lead to significant harms. The Delphi expert consensus method was used to develop guidelines for how a concerned family member, friend or member of the public can recognise the signs of gambling problems and support a person to change their gambling. METHODS: A systematic review of websites, books and journal articles was conducted to develop a questionnaire containing items about the knowledge, skills and actions needed for supporting a person with gambling problems. These items were rated over three rounds by two international expert panels comprising people with a lived experience of gambli..

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