The validity of the CAGE scale to screen for heavy drinking and drinking problems in a general population survey.

@article{Bisson1999TheVO,
  title={The validity of the CAGE scale to screen for heavy drinking and drinking problems in a general population survey.},
  author={Jeremy Bisson and Louise Nadeau and Andr{\'e}e Demers},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={1999},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={715-22}
}
BACKGROUND The CAGE scale is a short test developed in the 1970s to screen for alcoholism or covert drinking problems. The reliability and validity of the scale has been demonstrated in the majority of studies conducted in clinical settings, but the validity of the scale in general population surveys has not yet been shown conclusively. AIMS The goal of this study was to assess the criterion validity of the CAGE scale in a general population survey. METHOD Data from a large general health… CONTINUE READING

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