Intimate Partner Violence in Treatment Seeking Problem Gamblers

Roberts, Amanda and Sharman, Stephen and Landon, Jason and Cowlishaw, Sean and Murphy, Raegan and Meleck, Stephanie and Bowden-Jones, Henrietta (2019) Intimate Partner Violence in Treatment Seeking Problem Gamblers. Journal of Family Violence . ISSN 0885-7482

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-019-00045-3

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Abstract

The co-occurrence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and gambling disorder is an emerging area of research but no studies, as yet, have examined these within a gambling treatment-seeking population from the UK. In a sample of 204 patients, the study utilised routine clinical data and the Jellinek–Inventory for assessing Partner Violence (J-IPV) to determine the prevalence of IPV perpetration and victimisation. 20.1% of participants reported any IPV in the past year; 12.3% reported perpetration and 14.1% reported victimisation in the past year. Clinical scores were greater among patients disclosing IPV; higher anxiety and depression scores coupled with victimisation, alongside greater problem gambling severity; age, anxiety, depression and debt scores among those reporting IPV perpetration. There is need for enhanced vigilance and first-line responses to IPV in problem gambling treatment services. There is also a need for professional support for the clinicians working with these clients.

Keywords:Gambling, Disordered gambling, Interpersonal Violence, Mental Health, Treatment
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C810 Applied Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:35211
Deposited On:10 Apr 2019 14:42

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