Journal article

Affected Others Responsivity to Gambling Harm: An International Taxonomy of Consumer-Derived Behaviour Change Techniques

Natalia Booth, Nicki A Dowling, Jason Landon, Dan I Lubman, Stephanie S Merkouris, Simone N Rodda

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

Affected others impacted by someone else's gambling utilise numerous behaviour change strategies to minimise gambling-related harm but knowledge on what these strategies are and how they are implemented is limited. This study aimed to develop a comprehensive data-driven taxonomy of the types of self-help strategies used by affected others, and to categorize these into high-level behaviour change techniques (BCTs). Two taxonomies were developed using an inductive and deductive approach which was applied to a dataset of online sources and organised into the Rubicon model of action phases. These taxonomies were family-focused (how to reduce the impact of gambling harm on families) and gambler-f..

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Grants

Awarded by Ministry of Health New Zealand


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Ministry of Health New Zealand, grant number 363862-00.