Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 103–107 | Cite as

Does a Brochure About Pathological Gambling Provide New Information?

  • Robert Ladouceur
  • Lucie Vézina
  • Christian Jacques
  • Francine Ferland

Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to evaluate whether a brochure on pathological gambling provides new information and knowledge to the general population. A total of 115 randomly chosen people from shopping malls and municipal parks were randomly distributed to control and experimental groups. Results indicated that the brochure provided new information concerning problem gambling, at risk behaviors, and the availability of specialised help.

information program pathological gambling assessment prevention 

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Ladouceur
    • 1
  • Lucie Vézina
    • 2
  • Christian Jacques
    • 2
  • Francine Ferland
    • 2
  1. 1.École de PsychologieUniversité LavalSte-FoyCanada
  2. 2.Université LavalCanada

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