Gaming and Internet Gaming Disorder

Exploring the Prevalence of Gaming Disorder: A Rapid Scoping Review

Project Status:Complete

Knowledge User(s)

World Health Organization

Funding Source(s)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance, World Health Organization

Project Objectives

To describe the prevalence of gaming disorder and internet gaming disorder in people of all ages, across all geographical areas.

Research Approach

Rapid Scoping Review

Project Lead(s)

Andrea Tricco

Position: St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, Joanna Briggs Institute

PhD, MSc


Andrea C. Tricco is a Scientist and Director of the Knowledge Synthesis Team in the Knowledge Translation Program, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health & Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation. She is also a Co-Director & Adjunct Associate Professor for the Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence at Queen’s University. Her research program focuses on advancing the science of knowledge synthesis and responding to information needs of decision-makers (including policy-makers, healthcare providers, and patients) through knowledge synthesis.

Dr. Tricco currently holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis. She has over 220 peer-reviewed publications. She has conducted knowledge synthesis at the international (e.g. World Health Organization), national (e.g. Health Canada), provincial (e.g. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care), and local (e.g. Toronto Central Local Health Integrated Network) levels. Her online systematic review course, offered through the University of Toronto, has been completed by over 535 trainees/staff.

Andrea Tricco

St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, Joanna Briggs Institute

PhD, MSc @ATricco Andrea C. Tricco is a Scientist and...