Problem Drinking Scale (CAGE)

Problem Drinking Scale (CAGE)
CAGE (Cut‚ Annoyed‚ Guilty‚ Eye Opener)
Ewing‚ J.A. (1984)
 
1. Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
1. Yes
0. No
2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
1. Yes
0. No
3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
1. Yes
0. No
4. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover (eye opener)?
1. Yes
0. No  
 
Males .42‚ African American .64‚ Females .64‚ Caucasian .67‚ Hispanic .43
 
This instrument can be found on pages 36-37 of Core Measures Initiative Phase I Recommendations‚ Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Available online at:http://vvv.dmhas.state.ct.us/sig/pdf/uconn/core_measures.pdf
 
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Ewing‚ J.A. (1984). Detecting alcoholism: the CAGE questionnaire. Journal of the AmericanMedical Association‚ 252‚ 1905-1907‚ 1984.