Example Report

The GAI assesses client truthfulness, gambling involvement, suicide ideation, substance (alcohol and other drugs) abuse, along with the client's attitude (positive or
negative) and stress handling abilities. These seven scales help in our understanding of gamblers of the three-page GAI report begins with the gambler's name and some basic
demographics. The GAI profile sets forth the GAI scales, the client's attained scale scores and a graphic representation of these scores. This graph summarizes client scores quickly, usually with little more than a glance. Then, some basic self-reported court history is presented. Page one concludes with a reproduction of all the client's answers, which facilitates identification of answers to specific items.


                              Gambler Addiction Index


                              ***********************

 

       NAME OR
ID#     : Example Report                    CONFIDENTIAL REPORT

       AGE:
33     SEX : Male

      
ETHNICITY/RACE  : Caucasian

  
    EDUCATION/GRADE : High school graduate

       MARITAL
STATUS  : Married

       DATE GAI
SCORED : 12/11/2006

 

 

       GAI
results are confidential and should be considered working  hypothe-

       ses. No
diagnosis or decision should be based solely upon GAI  results.

       The GAI is
to be used in conjunction with experienced staff judgment.

 

 

      
MEASURES            %ile                      GAI PROFILE

      
--------            ----      +---------------+-----------+-------+---+

                
                    -   LOW RISK    -  MEDIUM   -PROBLEM-MAX-


                                     -               -           -      
-   -

      
TRUTHFULNESS         44       *********************.......-.......-...-


                                     -               -           -      
-   -

       GAMBLER
SEVERITY     72       ******************************......-...-


                                     -               -           -      
-   -

      
ALCOHOL              88       ***********************************.-...-


                                     -               -           -      
-   -

      
DRUGS                42       ******************..........-.......-...-


                                     -               -           -      
-   -

      
SUICIDE              73       *******************************.....-...-


                                     -               -           -      
-   -

       STRESS
COPING        68       ***************************.-       -   -

             
                       +---------------+-----------+-------+---+


                                     0               40          70     
90 100


                                     ----------- PERCENTILE SCORES
-----------

 

DSM-IV GAMBLING
SCALE CLASSIFICATION: Social Gambler

 

 


                     ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY CLIENT


                     -----------------------------------------

       Total
number of arrests......  2   Alcohol-related arrests.........  2

       Times on
probation...........  1   Drug-related arrests............  0

       Probation
revocations........  0   # of months employed past year.. 12

       Jail
sentences...............  0   Average times gambling per month..1

 

 


                                   GAI RESPONSES             (GAI TEST # 1
)


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         1- 50 
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        51-100 
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       101-150 
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       151-166 
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2005.

The
second page

of the GAI report presents scale paragraphs for the Truthfulness, Attitude,
Gambler, Alcohol, Drugs and Suicide Scales. Each paragraph identifies the scale
it represents, gives its attained score, explains what that score means and
offers score-related recommendations.

NAME: Example
Report             -2-                         GAI REPORT

 

* * SUMMARY
PARAGRAPHS EXPLAINING CLIENT'S ATTAINED SCALE SCORES * *


--------------------------------------------------------------------

TRUTHFULNESS
SCALE: MEDIUM RISK RANGE               RISK PERCENTILE:44

This client's
score on the  Truthfulness  Scale is in the Medium  Risk

(40 to  69th 
percentile)  range. This  is  an  accurate GAI  profile.

However, there is
a tendency for this  person  to deny common problems

and to portray
self in an overly favorable  light.  Specific questions

will usually be
answered more accurately  than open  ended  or general

type questions.
This client  has  adequate  reading skills. This is an

accurate profile
and other GAI scale scores are accurate.       

 

DSM-IV GAMBLING
SCALE                                   SOCIAL GAMBLER

This client
admitted to one or two of the 10 DSM-IV pathological gambling criteria. 
The GAI initiated a one or two criteria admissions “social gambler”
classification.  The terms “problem gambler” (3 or 4 criteria) and
“pathological gambler” ( 5 or more criteria) do not apply in this 10
criteria DSM-IV categorization.  The gambler admitted to 1 or 2 of the
DSM-IV’s criteria.  Problem “severity” takes precedence over
classification so review the GAI Gambler Severity Scale.  This client
manifests “social gambler” features.

 

GAMBLER SEVERITY
SCALE: PROBLEM RISK RANGE           RISK PERCENTILE:72

This gambler
scored in the Problem Risk (70 to 89th percentile) range. 
Problem Risk scorers are often in the early stages of problematic
gambling.  Carefully review any other elevated (70th percentile
or higher) GAI scale scores.  Pay particular attention to the Alcohol
Scale, Drugs Scale and Suicide Scale.  This individual manifests
gambling-related problems.  A definite pattern of gambler-related
admissions is needed to attain this score.  Gambler’s Anonymous (GA) or
counseling (individual or group) should be considered.

 

ALCOHOL SCALE:
PROBLEM RISK RANGE                    RISK PERCENTILE:88

This person's
Alcohol Scale score is in  the Problem  Risk (70 to 89th

percentile) 
range.  Alcohol (beer,  wine  or  liquor)  problems   are

indicated. 
Either  this  client  has  a  drinking  problem  or  is  a

recovering
(alcohol problem,  but  has  stopped  drinking)  alcoholic.

A pattern of
alcohol  abuse is  evident. Relapse is possible. Alcohol-

related 
counseling (or treatment)  and/or  Alcoholics  Anonymous (AA)

participation
are  recommended. This is a problem risk  Alcohol  Scale

score.

 

DRUGS SCALE:
MEDIUM RISK RANGE                      RISK PERCENTILE:42

This  client's 
score on the Drugs Scale is in the Medium Risk  (40 to

69th percentile) 
range. Some  indicators  of  drug  use  are present,

however, an
established pattern of drug abuse  is  not  evident. Drug-

related  problems
are  not likely  and not focal issues. Participation

in an educational
(alcohol and  other drug  abuse)  program  might  be

considered.
Interview to  establish  this client's history and pattern

of drug
involvement. This is a medium risk Drugs Scale score.       

 

SUICIDE SCALE:
PROBLEM RISK RANGE                   RISK PERCENTILE:73

This client
scored in the Problem Risk (70 to 89th percentile)  range.

Any suicidal
threats or  suicidal  ruminations  or  suicidal  ideation

should be taken
seriously. In interview explore any sense of  depriva-


tion of affection
and love, feelings  of  rejection  or  hopelessness,

The
third page
of
the GAI report completes the Suicide Scale paragraph then continues with the
Stress Coping Abilities Scale paragraph. Significant items (direct
admissions and unusual answers) are set forth for the Alcohol, Drugs,
Attitude, Gambler and Suicide Scales. A concise (items 159 through 166)
structured interview follows. These items are multiple choice, and the
answer selected by the client is printed in the report. Page 3 concludes
with space for staff observations, recommendations, signature and the date
of the assessment.


NAME: Example
Report             -3-                   GAI REPORT


 


desperation,
serious  financial  losses  or  chronic  pain.  Substance


(alcohol or drugs)
abuse  or  impaired  stress  coping  abilities  can


exacerbate 
suicidal  ideation.  Consider  referring  this  person for



counseling(individual or group).  This  is  a  problem  risk score.


 


STRESS COPING SCALE:
MEDIUM RISK RANGE              RISK PERCENTILE:73


Stress coping
abilities are not well established. Stress is  likely  a


focal area of
concern. This person  is  not  coping  effectively  with


stress, tension,
anxiety  or  pressure.  Symptoms  of  stress  include


irritability,
depression, marital/family problems, impaired concentra-


tion and in some
cases even substance abuse. Stress is contributing to


emotional and
adjustment problems.  This  is  a  problem  risk  Stress


Coping Abilities
Scale score.


 


 


SIGNIFICANT ITEMS:  
Answers  are  either   client  self-admissions  or


       unusual
responses that  should  be  explored  within the context of the


       client's
lifestyle.


 


 


       ALCOHOL 
                           DRUGS


      
-------                             -----


3. Is concerned
about drinking     No significant items were


15. Drinking caused
social problms  reported for this scale.


57. Missed work due
to drinking


 


 


       GAMBLER
SEVERITY                           SUICIDE


      
--------                                   --------


71. Told gambling
ruining life       48. States “Nobody cares about me”


112. Can't stop
gambling            111. Loneliness becoming unbearable


 


 


STRUCTURED
INTERVIEW:  Client's  answers  with all  their biases (items 159 through
166)  reflect  the  respondent's  attitude  and  outlook.


 


       159.
Gambling: a slight problem


       160.
Drinking: moderate problem


       161. Drug
use: a slight problem


       162. May need
gambling treatment


       163. May need
alcohol treatment


       164. No need
for drug treatment


       165. Not a
recovering person


       166. Rates
gambling under control


 


 


OBSERVATIONS AND
RECOMMENDATIONS:______________________________________


 


      
_______________________________________________________________________


 


      
_______________________________________________________________________


 


      
______________________________    ____________


           STAFF
MEMBER SIGNATURE            DATE

 

 

 



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