CAGE Questionnaire, A Screening Test for Alcohol Dependence
With just 4 questions, this simple self-test has nonetheless proven accurate in identifying usage patterns that may reflect problems with alcohol. The test specifically focuses on the use of alcohol, while a separate test focuses on non-alcohol drugs: “Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST)”.
Completing this Psychological Screening Test
To take the questionnaire, please click the radio button next to the selection which best reflects how each statement applies to you. The questions refer to your feelings and behaviour over your whole life. Carefully read each statement and decide whether your answer is yes or no. Please give the best answer or the answer that is right most of the time.
Take the Quiz
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About Scoring this Psychological Questionnaire
This quiz is scored by allocating 1 point to each ‘yes’ answer.
When your quiz is scored, one of 2 different information pages will appear to describe the results for scores in your range.
The CAGE questionnaire was developed by Dr. John Ewing, founding director of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. CAGE is an internationally used assessment instrument for identifying problems with alcohol. ‘CAGE’ is an acronym formed from the italicised letters in the questionnaire (cut-annoyed-guilty-eye).
The exact wording that can be used in research studies can be found in: JA Ewing (1984) ‘Detecting Alcoholism: The CAGE Questionaire’, Journal of the American Medical Association 252: 1905-1907.
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