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. 1984 Oct 12;252(14):1905-7.
doi: 10.1001/jama.252.14.1905.

Detecting Alcoholism. The CAGE Questionnaire

Detecting Alcoholism. The CAGE Questionnaire

J A Ewing. JAMA. .


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.

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