Journal article

Clustering of treatment-seeking women with gambling disorder

Roser Granero, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Gemma Mestre-Bach, Trevor Steward, Barbara Garcia-Caro, Fulvia Prever, Belle Gavriel-Fried, Amparo Del Pino-Gutierrez, Laura Moragas, Neus Aymami, Monica Gomez-Pena, Teresa Mena-Moreno, Virginia Martin-Romera, Jose M Menchon, Susana Jimenez-Murcia

JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL ADDICTIONS | AKADEMIAI KIADO ZRT | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The prevalence of gambling disorder (GD) in women has increased, but, to date, few studies have explored the features of clinical GD subtypes in female samples. AIMS: The aim of this study is to identify empirical clusters based on clinical/sociodemographic variables in a sample of treatment-seeking women with GD. METHODS: Agglomerative hierarchical clustering was applied to a sample of n = 280 patients, using sociodemographic variables, psychopathology, and personality traits as indicators for the grouping procedure. RESULTS: Three mutually exclusive groups were obtained: (a) Cluster 1 (highly dysfunctional; n = 82, 29.3%) endorsed the highest levels in gambling severity, comorb..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Financial support was received through the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (grant PSI2011-28349 and PSI2015-68701-R). FIS PI14/00290, FIS PI17/01167, and 18MSP001 - 2017I067 received aid from the Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad. CIBER Fisiologia Obesidad y Nutricion (CIBERobn) and CIBER Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), both of which are initiatives of ISCIII. GM-B is supported by a predoctoral Grant of AGAUR (2018 FI_B2 00174), co-financed by the European Social Fund, with the support of the Secretaria d'Universitats I Recerca del Departament d'Economia i Coneixement de la Generalitat de Catalunya. TM-M is supported by a predoctoral Grant of the Ministerio de Educacion, Cultura y Deporte (FPU16/02087).