The present paper describes the rationale and presents an assess-ment device for the identification of functional control of patholog-ical gambling behavior. It is suggested in this paper that only through identification of function and eventual treatment based on such function will interventions for the treatment of pathological gamblers become successful. A 20-item self-report format as-sessment is presented along with the scoring key for the instru-ment. Suggestions for future research on the psychometrics of the proposed instrument are presented along with implications for use in both research and clinical treatment facilities.
Dixon, Mark R. and Johnson, Taylor E.
"The Gambling Functional Assessment (GFA): An Assessment Device For Identification of The Maintaining Variables of Pathological Gambling,"
Analysis of Gambling Behavior: Vol. 1
, Article 10.
Available at: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/agb/vol1/iss1/10