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Selecting a Screening test for Gamblers

If you are selecting a gambler assessment instrument, the following Comparison Checklist should prove helpful. It lists important screening test qualities. The "Other" column represents any other test you might want to compare to the GAI.

Designed Specifically for Gambler Evaluation Yes
Test Reliability and Validity Research Provided Yes
A Test, Not an Interview Procedure Yes
Test Completed in 35 Minutes Yes
On-Site Reports Printed within 3 Minutes Yes
Truthfulness Scale to Detect Faking Yes
Truth-Corrected Scores for Accuracy Yes
Four Test Administration Options Yes
1. Paper-Pencil (English and Spanish) Yes
2. On Computer Screen (English and Spanish) Yes
3. Human Voice Audio (English and Spanish) Yes
4. Internet testing at Yes
Gambler Severity Scale Quantifies Gambling Involvement Yes
Suicide Scale Establishes Probability of Suicide Yes
Alcohol Scale Measures Severity of Drinking Yes
Drugs Scale Measures Severity of Drug Use Yes
DSM-IV Gambling Scale utilizes DSM-IV Criteria Yes
DSM-IV Gambling Scale Identifies Pathological Gamblers Yes
Stress Coping Abilities Scale Measures Emotional Problems Yes
Delete Client Names (Insures Confidentiality) Yes
ASAM Compatible and HIPPA Compliant Yes
Test Data Input Verification (Insures Accuracy) Yes
Available in English and Spanish Yes
Built-in Database at No Additional Cost Yes
Annual Database Summary Report (Free) Yes
Available in MS-DOS and Windows Yes
Easily Understood Reports Yes
Meaningful Score-Related Recommendations Yes
More Than Just Another Alcohol or Drug Test Yes
Staff Training (Free) Yes
Examination Kits (Free) Yes
Automated Criminogenic Structured Interview (Free) Yes
Thirty-Day Money Back Guarantee Yes
Very Affordable Test Unit Fee Yes
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