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Pathways Project- Development of the Gambling Pathways Questionnaire (GPQ)

Development and Validation of the Gambling Pathways Questionnaire (GPQ)

The Pathways Model is a theoretical framework for identifying etiological subtypes of problem gamblers. The model has been used primarily to assist clinicians in developing individualized treatments that target not only the gambling behavior but also associated risk factors that may undermine recovery and precipitate relapse. A number of studies have quantitatively explored the model but a comprehensive measure of the model has yet to be developed. The current study sought to develop and validate a new screening instrument, based on the Pathways Model, for treatment-seeking gamblers. Participants were gamblers, age 18 and over, who scored 1+ symptom on the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) and presented to one of 21 participating treatment centers in Canada, the U.S., and Australia.

The full-text article on the validation of the GPQ is available through the American Psychological Association:


Clinicians may access a copy of the questionnaire for use with clients here. 

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