The diagnostic criteria of gambling disorder of DSM-5 in Chinese culture: By confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and item response theory (IRT)

Wing Yip CHUI, Shu-Kam LEE, Yuk-Lan MOK, Chun-Kei TSANG

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Abstract

Problem and pathological gambling are currently known as gambling disorder as listed in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association in Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC, 2013). Nevertheless, in Hong Kong, the development of gambling disorder treatment and research is still at an infant stage (Shek, Chan & Wong in Int J Child Health Hum Dev 6(1):125–144, 2013). This article will discuss the diagnostic criteria gambling disorder listed in DSM-5 in Hong Kong context. With confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and item response theory (IRT), the diagnostic criteria of gambling disorder listed in DSM-5 were found to be a reliable and valid assessment. With differential item function (DIF) analysis, it was found that the diagnostic criteria of gambling disorder listed in DSM-5 could discriminate those who experience and demonstrate gambling disorder. Hence, the aforementioned criteria could serve as a screening tool differentiating those who have or do not have gambling disorder. To facilitate the clinical procedure, the IRT results suggested a procedure of interviewing potential clients with the diagnostic criteria of gambling disorder for screening purpose. Copyright © 2018 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied psychology readings: Selected papers from Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology, 2017
EditorsMan-Tak LEUNG, Lee-Ming TAN
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages73-86
ISBN (Electronic)9789811080340
ISBN (Print)9789811080333
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Citation

Chui, W.-Y., Lee, S.-K., Mok, Y.-L., & Tsang, C.-K. (2018). The diagnostic criteria of gambling disorder of DSM-5 in Chinese culture: By confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and item response theory (IRT). In M.-T. Leung & L.-M. Tan (Eds.), Applied psychology readings: Selected papers from Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology, 2017 (pp. 73-86). Singapore: Springer.

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