Matthew StevensUniversity of Adelaide · School of Medical Sciences
Research fellow at University of Adelaide.
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Matthew Stevens is a Research Fellow based at the University of Adelaide. Matthew earned a PhD in Psychology from Adelaide, focusing on the epidemiology and prevention of problematic gaming. He is research is currently focused on screening, prevention and treatment of alcohol and other substance use disorders.
March 2017 - March 2021
University of Adelaide
Field of study
Objective While there is sufficient research and clinical evidence to support the inclusion of gaming disorder in the latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD‐11), relatively little is known about the effectiveness of first‐line psychological treatment for gaming disorder or Internet gaming disorder (IGD) as it is listed...
Background Gaming disorder was included in the latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases (11th ed.). Worldwide, prevalence estimates of gaming disorder are considerably heterogeneous and often appear to be exceedingly high. However, few studies have examined the methodological, cultural and/or demographic factors that might ex...
Introduction: Substance use is a common contributing factor to emergency department (ED) presentations. While screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for alcohol and tobacco is common in ED settings, it is not routinely conducted for illicit substances. This study aimed to deploy the ASSIST-Lite to screen for risky use of a...
Translation and Cultural adaptation of ASSIST into Pitjantjatjara for use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Substance use is a leading contributor to global disease, illness and death. Compared with non-Indigenous Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are at an increased risk of substance-related harms due to the experience of additional social, cultural, and economic factors. While preventive approaches, including screening and...
Psychosocial problems arising from excessive gaming are a public health issue across the developed world. In its most serious form, problematic gaming is recognized as gaming disorder (GD) in the ICD-11. Research has tended to focus on the value of outpatient treatment for GD, but less attention has been paid to broader prevention strategies to add...
Prevention and harm minimization approaches to problem gaming have become a matter of growing public health interest, following the recognition of gaming disorder and hazardous gaming in the ICD-11. The present study was the first to gather firsthand accounts of the potential options and challenges for prevention approaches among regular and proble...