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Title: Video game addiction in gambling disorder: clinical, psychopathological, and personality correlates
Author: Jiménez-Murcia, Susana
Fernández Aranda, Fernando
Granero, Roser
Chóliz, Mariano
La Verde, Melania
Aguglia, Eugenio
Signorelli, Maria S.
Sá, Gustavo M.
Aymamí, Maria Neus
Gómez-Peña, Mónica
Pino Gutiérrez, Amparo Del
Moragas, Laura
Fagundo, Ana Beatriz
Sauchelli, Sarah
Fernández Formoso, José Antonio
Menchón Magriñá, José Manuel
Keywords: Jocs per ordinador
Addicció a Internet
Trastorns de la conducta
Conducta compulsiva
Computer games
Internet addiction
Video games
Behavior disorders
Compulsive behavior
Issue Date: 14-Jul-2014
Publisher: Hindawi
Abstract: Objective: We studied the prevalences of video game use (VGU) and addiction (VGA) in gambling disorder (GD) patients and compared them with subjects with non-video game use (non-VGU) in relation to their gambling behavior, psychopathology, and personality characteristics. Method: A sample of 193 GD patients (121 non-VGU, 43 VGU, and 29 VGA) consecutively admitted to our pathological gambling unit participated in the study. Assessment: Measures included the video game dependency test (VDT), symptom checklist-90-revised, and the temperament and character inventory-revised, as well as a number of other GD indices. Results: In GD, the observed prevalence of VG (use or addiction) was 37.3% (95%CI:30.7% ÷ 44.3),VGU 22.3% (95%CI:17.0% ÷ 28.7), and VGA 15% (95%CI:10.7% ÷ 20.7). Orthogonal polynomial contrast into logistic regression showed positive linear trends for VG level and GD severity and other measures of general psychopathology. After structural equation modeling, higher VG total scores were associated with younger age, general psychopathology, and specific personality traits, but not with GDseverity. Patients" sex and age were involved in the mediational pathways between personality traits and VG impairment. Conclusions: GD patients with VG are younger and present more dysfunctional personality traits, and more general psychopathology. The presence of VG did not affect the severity of GD
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It is part of: BioMed Research International, 2014, vol. 2014, p. 1-11
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ISSN: 2314-6133
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