Nfhk2011 anette häggblom parallel4

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Problem gambling, gambling dependency and gambling addiction as described by health and social workers in focus groups interviews - Gapro care Åland. Anette Häggblom, Åland University of Applied Sciences

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Nfhk2011 anette häggblom parallel4

  1. 1. Researchers: Professor Barbro Gustafsson, Dr Regina Santamäki Fisher, AH and personell from PAF, Åland University of Applied Sciences and PAF Problem gambling, gambling dependency and gambling addiction as described by health and social workers in focus groups interviews - Gapro care Åland PhD Anette Häggblom 24 August, Åbo, NFHK 2011
  2. 2. Concepts  Gambling addiction,  Gambling dependency, and  Problem gambling
  3. 3. Background Widespread accepted governmental and nongovernmental financed activity  Increase of social and health problems  Costly
  4. 4. Risk Three groups of persons with high risk  Positive reinforcement  Biological aspects  Motive
  5. 5. Aim  To provide an overview of health professionals’ and social workers experiences of treating persons with gambling problems, gambling dependency and gambling addiction.  To describe the theoretical basis they used including definitions of gambling problems and the evidence supporting current treatment activities.
  6. 6. Method  Focus groups interviews Social workers – 3, Mental health workers – 4 Nurses – 4, Physicians - 2  Open ended questions: - ”In your opinion, when do you define a patient having a gambling problem and/or being addicted to gambling”? - ”How does a gambling problem/addiction occur and why”?  Content analysis of the transcribed verbatim interviews
  7. 7. Results Categories Tema 1. Conception of gambling problems, dependency and addiction 2. Experiences of gambling Lacking determination to encounter with gamblers – a none given mission 3. Treatment and care 4. Need for education and training
  8. 8. Conception of gambling problems, dependency and addiction;  Defining gambling  Risk groups, risk factors  Reasons to play  Protective factors  Consequences  Attitudes
  9. 9. Experiences of gambling  Own gambling experiences  Friends,  Patients
  10. 10. Treatment and care  Identification  Short comings
  11. 11. Need for education and training  Limitation of knowledge  Need for consequent screening  Need of guidelines
  12. 12. Conclusion  Health- and social services deliver: resources, strategies including guidelines, recommendations etc.  In-service training to increase knowledge and clinical skills

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