The frequency of alcoholism among patients with pain due to terminal cancer.

@article{Bruera1995TheFO,
  title={The frequency of alcoholism among patients with pain due to terminal cancer.},
  author={Eduardo D Bruera and J Carlos Moyano and L. Seifert and Robin L. Fainsinger and John Hanson and Maria E Suarez-Almazor},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={1995},
  volume={10 8},
  pages={599-603}
}
The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the prevalence of alcoholism among terminally ill cancer patients when assessed by multidisciplinary interviews and by the CAGE Questionnaire. We reviewed the charts of 100 consecutive patients assessed by a multidisciplinary team for the presence of alcoholism during 1989, and 100 consecutive patients assessed by the CAGE Questionnaire during 1992. Alcoholism was diagnosed in 28/100 patients during 1989 (28%) and 18/66 patients during… CONTINUE READING