Four clinical interview questions, the CAGE questions, have proved useful in helping to make a diagnosis of alcoholism. The questions focus on Cutting down, Annoyance by criticism, Guilty feeling, and Eye-openers. The acronym "CAGE" helps the physician to recall the questions.
How these questions were identified and their use in clinical and research studies are described.
Ewing JA. Detecting Alcoholism: The CAGE Questionnaire. JAMA. 1984;252(14):1905–1907. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350140051025
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