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Comparisons between the South Oaks Gambling Screen and a DSM-IV-based interview in a community survey of problem gambling.

Authors
  • Cox, Brian J
  • Enns, Murray W
  • Michaud, Valerie
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2004
Volume
49
Issue
4
Pages
258–264
Identifiers
PMID: 15147024
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

SOGS items show a high degree of association with the DSM-IV clinical symptoms of pathological gambling, but the DSM-IV cut-off of 5 symptoms is more conservative in defining gambling problems. Results support a continuum view of gambling problems in the community. DSM-IV scores of 3 or 4 represent the higher end of the group officially considered diagnostically "subthreshold" and may be important from both a clinical and public health perspective.

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