Validation of a self-administered modified CAGE test (CAGE-C) in a somatic hospital ward: comparison with biochemical markers.

@article{Zierau2005ValidationOA,
  title={Validation of a self-administered modified CAGE test (CAGE-C) in a somatic hospital ward: comparison with biochemical markers.},
  author={Finn Zierau and Frank Hardt and Jens Henrik Henriksen and Steen S Holm and Stig J{\o}rring and Torben Melsen and Ulrich J. Becker},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation},
  year={2005},
  volume={65 7},
  pages={
          615-22
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The time frame for the original CAGE questionnaire is lifetime and it does not quantify drinking frequency and may be less suitable in a population with very few teetotalers. The purpose of this study was to validate a variant of the CAGE questionnaire and compare it with the outcome of a thorough interview according to DSM-III and ICD-10 criteria and to the outcome of biochemical markers in inpatients in a somatic hospital setting. MATERIAL AND METHODS The questionnaire and… CONTINUE READING

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