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Étude descriptive des personnes auto-exclues de jeux d'argent au casino et en ligne à l'île de la Réunion en 2013-2014

Abstract : Currently, few studies are available on people making requests for voluntary exclusion (DEV) for gambling at the casino and online. In La Réunion, between 80 and 120 people request it each year. One may wonder about the profile of players unknown to addiction treatment centres. This descriptive study was conducted over a period of 12 months. Interviews were conducted with standardised ASI and MINI questionnaires. A telephone follow-up interview of the DEV was also conducted remotely. A total of 33 subjects participated in the study. It included a majority of women (60.6%), around fifty years of age, socio-professionally integrated. They have pathological gambling problems (76% - 81%) and suffer significant financial consequences, 21% of interviewees have outstanding debt. In contrast, addiction and psychiatric comorbidities seem hardly present in the sample. 55% of interviewees have already taken voluntary exclusion measures during their life, but none of them has received specific therapeutic support for the use of gambling. We observe that the DEV measure allows the person to regain control of her gambling and improve her financial situation. Several people (n=3) opted for care at the end of the interviews. Thus, the screening will have to be promoted to health professionals and casino staff. It is possible to improve the DEV measure to promote the provision of assistance to player who want it. In addition, players’ assessment interviews in DEV review requests are likely to limit the risk of relapse into excessive gambling. Further studies are required to improve and evaluate the care of these persons relatively unknown to the current health care system.
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Nicolas Lhommeau. Étude descriptive des personnes auto-exclues de jeux d'argent au casino et en ligne à l'île de la Réunion en 2013-2014. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2015. ⟨dumas-01167519⟩



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