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dc.contributor.authorEvans, L.en
dc.contributor.authorDelfabbro, P.en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Gambling Studies, 2005; 21(2):133-155en
dc.descriptionThe original publication can be found at www.springerlink.comen
dc.description.abstractAlthough prevalence studies consistently indicate that many thousands of Australians experience gambling-related problems, only a relatively small proportion of these people seek professional help. This study examines the principal motivations for, and impediments to, help-seeking in a sample of 77 problem gamblers recruited from agencies and the general community. The results indicated that profession help-seeking is predominantly crisis-driven rather than being motived by a gradual recognition of problematic behaviour. Shame, denial and social factors were identified as the most significant barriers to change rather than a lack of knowledge, or dislike of, treatment agencies. The value of early interventions including the screening of gamblers in routine medical consultations and partner support strategies is discussed.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityLyn Evans and Paul H. Delfabbroen
dc.publisherHuman Sciences Press, Inc.en
dc.subjectHumans; Behavior, Addictive; Gambling; Intention; Self Efficacy; Social Environment; Adult; Middle Aged; Patient Acceptance of Health Care; South Australia; Female; Male; Surveys and Questionnairesen
dc.titleMotivators for change and barriers to help-seeking in Australian problem gamblersen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionPsychology publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidDelfabbro, P. [0000-0002-0466-5611]en
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