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CAGE Questionnaire - Alcohol

The following is the CAGE questionnaire for Alcohol use/abuse. The CAGE Questionnaire for Alcohol Abuse is a useful screening tool for both alcoholism and substance abuse among adults. The CAGE questionnaire has been found to be both valid and reliable for clinical use, and has a high positive predictive power (between 50 and 82%). It is short, consists of only 4 questions, and takes under 2 minutes to complete. The CAGE has become popular in clinical settings because it is easy and quick to administer. The test has a cutoff score of 2 or more, indicating a positive test result for alcohol abuse. The latters CAGE form an acronym for the 4 items measured (Cutting-down; Annoyed by others; Guilt; and Eye-Opener).
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M.W. Bernadt, C. Taylor, J. Mumford, B. Smith, R.M. Murray. Comparison of Questionnaire and laboratory tests in the detection of excessive drinking and alcoholism. The Lancet, Volume 319, Issue 8267, Pages 325-328.
You are a
male | female
1. Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
Yes No

2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
Yes No

3. Have you felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
Yes No

4. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover (eye-opener)?
Yes No


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