The use of the cage questionnaire to assess alcohol abuse among spinal cord injury persons

Short Title:
The use of the cage questionnaire to assess alcohol abuse among spinal cord injury persons
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J27725.
Journal:
Journal of Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1994, vol. 60, issue 1, pp 31-35
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Abstract:
Study examining the use of the CAGE (Cut, Annoyed, Guilty, and Eye opener) Questionnaire in identifying potential alcohol abuse among patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI) during their rehabilitation program. One hundred fifty-five subjects were administered the four question CAGE Questionnaire. Two or more positive responses judged a person to be CAGE- positive. Results indicated that patients with SCI and documented histories of pre-injury alcohol or drug abuse had higher CAGE scores. There was no relationship between age and alcohol abuse and patients with higher CAGE scores were at a higher risk for medical complications during their 1st year post-discharge. Clinical implications of these results are discussed. This document is included in NCDDR's Guide to Substance Abuse and Disability Resources Produced by NIDRR Grantees, number D.49, and 2nd Ed, number D.62.
Author(s):
Tate, D. G.
Author Address(es):

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