Intimate Partner Violence in Treatment Seeking Problem Gamblers

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Roberts, Amanda, Sharman, S., Landon, Jason, Cowlishaw, Sean, Murphy, Raegan, Meleck, Stephanie and Bowden-Jones, Henrietta 2019. Intimate Partner Violence in Treatment Seeking Problem Gamblers. Journal of Family Violence.
AuthorsRoberts, Amanda, Sharman, S., Landon, Jason, Cowlishaw, Sean, Murphy, Raegan, Meleck, Stephanie and Bowden-Jones, Henrietta
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.

JournalJournal of Family Violence
ISSN0885-7482
Year2019
PublisherSpringer
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/s10896-019-00045-3
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-019-00045-3
Publication dates
Online26 Feb 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited07 Mar 2019
Accepted17 Feb 2019
Accepted17 Feb 2019
Copyright information© 2019 The authors
Page rangeIn Press
LicenseCC BY 4.0
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