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Socialworkmag 2017, 6(3): 41-49 Back to browse issues page
Designing and Evaluating the Reliability and Validity of Gambling Addiction Screening Questionnaire Among Substance Use Disorders
Masoomeh Maarefvand1, Maral Mardaneh Jobehdar2, Hossein Rafimanesh3, Ayoub Mohammadi1, Zohreh Morshedi1, Milad Ajami1
1- Department of Social Work, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Neuroscience, School of advance medical technologies, Tehran University of mdical sciences, Tehran, Iran. , mardaneh.m@gmail.com
3- Students’ Research Committee, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: Comorbidity of gambling disorder as a the first recognized nonsubstance behavioral addiction, with substance use disorder is common. The aim of this study was developing a Persian version of Gambling Addiction Screening Questionnaire to screen the Gambling addiction among substance use disorders in Tehran.
Methods: This study was a methodological investigation. The item pool was generated based on gambling addiction questionnaires and the validity of the GASQ was evaluated. Clients of substance use mid-term treatment centers in Tehran participated in the study through the clustered sampling and reliability was evaluated using Cronbach’s alpha and Interclass Correlation Coefficients (ICC).
Results: The S-CVI was 70% for clarity, 81% for relevancy, and 100% for comprehension. The face validity of the scale was appropriate. The scale was inter-rater reliable and the Cronbach's alpha for GASQ (last year) was 0.960 and for GASQ (for life) was 0.938. The internal consistency GASQ (last year) was 0.386 to 0.778 and for GASQ (for life) was 0.416 to 0.740.
Conclusions: GASQ is a valid and reliable scale for screening gambling addiction among substance users.
Keywords: Gambling Addiction, Questionnaire, Substance Use Disorder, Reliability, Validity
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/08/4 | Accepted: 2018/01/31 | Published: 2018/03/16
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Maarefvand M, Mardaneh Jobehdar M, Rafimanesh H, Mohammadi A, Morshedi Z, Ajami M. Designing and Evaluating the Reliability and Validity of Gambling Addiction Screening Questionnaire Among Substance Use Disorders. Socialworkmag. 2017; 6 (3) :41-49
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