IGD-20 Test

The Internet Gaming Disorder Test created by Dr Pontes in 2014 was the first standardized psychometric tool to assess Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) according to the nine IGD criteria as suggested by the American Psychiatric Association.

Instructions:
These questions relate to your gaming activity during the past year (i.e., 12 months). By gaming activity we mean any gaming-related activity that was played on either a computer/laptop, gaming console and/or any other kind of device online and/or offline.
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I often lose sleep because of long gaming sessions.
I never play games in order to feel better.
I have significantly increased the amount of time I play games over last year.
When I am not gaming I feel more irritable.
I have lost interest in other hobbies because of my gaming.
I would like to cut down my gaming time but it’s difficult to do
I usually think about my next gaming session when I am not playing.
I play games to help me cope with any bad feelings I might have.
I need to spend increasing amounts of time engaged in playing games.
I feel sad if I am not able to play games.
I have lied to my family members because the amount of gaming I do.
I do not think I could stop gaming
I think gaming has become the most time consuming activity in my life.
I play games to forget about whatever’s bothering me.
I often think that a whole day is not enough to do everything I need to do in-game.
I tend to get anxious if I can’t play games for any reason.
I think my gaming has jeopardized the relationship with my partner.
I often try to play games less but find I cannot.
I know my main daily activity has not been negatively affected by my gaming.
(i.e., occupation, education, homemaker, etc.)
I believe my gaming is negatively impacting on important areas of my life.
Gaming Disorder Scale
>40h
1h
Casual Gamers
Regular gamers
Low-Risk High
Engagement
Gamers
At Risk High
Engagement
Gamers
Disordered Gamers
Casual Gamers
Gamers scoring very low on the six dimensions of the IGD-20 Test (salience, mood modification, etc.) that play occasionaly.
01
Regular gamers
Gamers scoring very low on the six dimensions of the IGD-20 Test (salience, mood modification, etc.) that play regularly, but not in a disordered/pathological way. One of the main features of these gamers is that they often play to avoid negative feelings and emotions – they play to feel better.
02
Low-Risk High Engagement Gamers
These are players that are highly engaged in videogames, that is, they play slightly more than regular gamers. The marked features of these gamers are that they think a lot about playing videogames and gaming is often a dominating activity in their head. They also have a strong motivation to play to feel better and may feel the need to increase their gaming activity to achieve mood-enhancing effects.
03
At Risk High Engagement Gamers
Although this group of gamers are not addicted, they may need to reflect on their gaming behaviour as they present elevated addiction risk. The most defining feature of this group of gamers is that their high engagement may lead to conflict in their lives (e.g., interpersonal conflict and/or intrapsychic conflicts). At this level, they may have tried quitting or reducing their videogame engagement but found it difficult to achieve that.
04
Disordered Gamers
These are gamers struggling with gaming addiction. They present high average scores on all six dimensions and increased symptomatic related to gaming addiction.
05
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