Abstract Purpose To investigate the role of psychiatric dimensions, behavioral or substance addictions and demographical variables as determinants of pathological gambling among nursing students. Design Multicenter cross-sectional study. Methods From June to October 2015 a survey was carried out among Italian Nursing students. Data were collected using a six-section tool. Findings Nursing students who completed the survey numbered 1083, 902 (83.3%) had some problems with gambling and 29 (2.7%) showed pathological gambling. Percentage of pathological gambling was significantly associate with illicit drug/alcohol use (65.5%; p = 0.001) and with male gender (58.6%) comparing to student nurse with non-pathological gambling (20%) and those with some problem (24.2%). Significant main effect was observed for IAT score (Beta = 0.119, t = 3.28, p = 0.001): higher IAT scores were associated with higher SOGS scores. Conclusions Italian nursing students have some problems with gambling and pathological gambling problem, and males are those who have more problems. Results might be useful for faculties of health professionals to identify students at risk in an early stage, to direct prevention tailored interventions. Clinical relevance Nursing faculties should be aware of the prevalence of Gambling among students. Prevention interventions should be planned to minimize the risk of gambling behavior in the future nurses' health care workers.
|Titolo:||Pathological Gambling among Italian Nursing Students|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
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