Adèle Morvannou

Adèle Morvannou
Université de Sherbrooke | UdeS · Department of Medicine

PhD

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Introduction
Adèle Morvannou is a professor at the University of Sherbrooke (Canada). She has been producing multiple events and publications on passion and gambling problems, understanding the trajectories and risk factors of gambling problems among poker players, as well as exploring the women gamblers' help-seeking behaviours in the general population. Research interests: Gambling; Gender studies; Gambling among women; Poker players; Behavioural addictions; Concept of passion; Mixed methods

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Poker players are at high risk of experiencing gambling problems. Despite the feminization of gambling, little is known about the problems associated with poker playing among women. This cross-sectional study aims to examine relationships between gambling problems and factors generally associated with gambling problems (gambling behaviours, substan...
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Despite the popularity in poker-related activities in recent years, few studies have focused on the evolution of gambling habits of poker players over a long period of time. The aim of this study is to examine factors influencing trajectories of poker players. The results are based on data collected at a four-time measurement of a prospective cohor...
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Online poker is considered more at-risk than land-based poker in terms of intense gambling behaviors and gambling problems. The development of many online gambling sites has raised public health concerns about the potential increase in online poker players. Longitudinal studies are useful to better understand the evolution of gambling behaviors; ho...
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Objective Despite the risks associated with poker and its unique characteristics when compared with other forms of gambling, little knowledge exists of poker players’ perceptions of prevention strategies. The aim of this study was to explore poker players’ perceptions and understandings of existing problem gambling prevention strategies. Methods T...
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How can adopting mixed methods enhance understanding ? The use of mixed methods requires examples of how this approach is applied so that related challenges can be identified. However, only a few studies on gambling have ventured to provide any examples and illustrated the integration process. Using the example of a sequential mixed-methods study o...
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A railway accident which occurred in Lac-Megantic in Quebec, Canada, caused disruption for an entire community. This study examines the psychosocial difficulties in a group of exposed adolescents aged between 11 to 17, nine months after the tragedy. The analyses were conducted on a sample of 515 adolescents, attending high school, and living near t...
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Poker playing is a concern because of the large amounts of money spent and the high prevalence of gambling problems. Few studies have taken an interest in poker players’ (PPs’) perspectives. The goal of this qualitative study was to describe PPs’ perceptions of the change in their poker playing and to compare their perception to the variation in th...
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The concept of passion is relevant to understanding gambling behaviours and gambling problems. Longitudinal studies are useful to better understand the absence and development of gambling problems; however, only one study has specifically considered poker players. Using a longitudinal design, this study aims to determine the influence, 1 year later...
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Passion among gamblers has been studied for the last decade and a half. There are two forms of passion: obsessive passion (OP), which is controlling, and harmonious passion (HP), which leaves room for the gambler’s other activities. Cross-sectional studies associate OP with gambling problems, which is not the case for HP. The relevance of the conce...
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Investigating factors that influence a person’s ability to control gambling behaviour is important. The Dualistic Model of Passion, which includes both harmonious and obsessive passion, has proposed an original framework for studying these factors. However, the concept of passion as it pertains to the gambling experience remains relatively new and...
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La passion est étudiée depuis une quinzaine d’années chez les joueurs de jeu de hasard et d’argent. Elle comprend deux formes, soit la passion obsessive (PO) qui est contrôlante et la passion harmonieuse (PH) qui laisse de la place à d’autres activités du joueur. Les études transversales associent la PO aux problèmes de jeu, ce qui n’est pas le cas...
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Previous research has shown that poker players spend significant time, large amounts of money and have a high prevalence of gambling problems. While some studies have examined the association between gambling behaviours and passion, none have explored this association specifically among poker players. This study aims to examine the relationships be...
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Abstract Cocaine use is highly prevalent and a major public health problem. While some studies have reported frequent comorbidity problems among cocaine users, few studies have included evaluation of gambling problems. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of gambling problems and compare those who were at-risk gamblers with non-problem gambl...
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Gambling behaviors of young adults may begin in adolescence and continue or even worsen in adulthood (Goudriaan et al., 2009). Even if the young adult population is not an homogeneous group, studies show that almost 5% of young people, against 1% in general population showed pathological gambling (Dyke, 2009) Our objective was to study the presence...
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Introduction: Pathological gambling is characterized in the DSM IV-TR as one of the disorders of impulse control. Problem gambling is also part of what is considered as behavioural addictions, the criteria of which have been defined by Goodman, with intrusive thoughts about the game, spending more and more to play, unable to control, reduce or sto...
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There is a high prevalence of pathological gambling amongst the general population, but especially amongst subjects with psychiatric comorbidities with mood disorders or dependence on psychoactive substances. Early detection of this problem and a global, psychological, psychiatric and social treatment are essential for these patients, who are often...

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