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Front. Psychiatry | doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00837

Determinants of gambling disorders in elderly people- A systematic review

 Morgane Guillou1, 2*,  jennyfer cholet3,  Marie BRONNEC3, 4*, sophie lalande2 and jean yves lereste2
  • 1Hôpital de la Cavale Blanche, CHRU Brest, France
  • 2Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France
  • 3Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Nantes, France
  • 4Faculté de Médecine, Université de Nantes, France

Background: Despite the growth in the number of studies on gambling disorders (GD), Problem gambling in older adults is rarely apparent in literature, despite the potentially severe harm it may cause. Driven by the need to overcome this limitation, a broad systematic review is essential to cover the studies that have already assessed the determinants of GD in the elderly.
Objectives: The aim of this systematic review is to understand the determinants related to gambling disorders in elderly people.
Methods: A total of 51 studies met the inclusion criteria, and data were synthesised .
Results: Three major types of determinants were identified in this review : individual, socio-financial and environmental.
Conclusions: This review explored the determinants influencing gambling disorders in older people. The findings are relevant to academic, policymakers, patients and practitioners interested in the identification and prevention of GD in older people.

Keywords: Gambling, Gambling disorder (GD), Elderly, behavioural addiction, review

Received: 24 May 2019; Accepted: 22 Oct 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Guillou, cholet, BRONNEC, lalande and lereste. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence:
Mx. Morgane Guillou, Hôpital de la Cavale Blanche, CHRU Brest, Brest, France, morgane.guillou@chu-brest.fr
Prof. Marie BRONNEC, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Nantes, Nantes, 44035, Pays de la Loire, France, marie.bronnec@chu-nantes.fr