What does Cage acronym mean? CAGE is derived from the four questions of the tool: Cut down, Annoyed, Guilty, and Eye-opener.
What are the 4 CAGE questions? The CAGE Questionnaire Questions (CAGE & CAGE-AID)
Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking? Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover (eye-opener)?
What is the CAGE questionnaire used for? The CAGE questionnaire is used to test for alcohol abuse and dependence in adults. The CAGE- AID version of the tool has been adapted to include drug use.
What is a positive CAGE score? Item responses on the CAGE are scored 0 or 1, with a higher score an indication of alcohol problems. A total score of 2 or greater is considered clinically significant. If the screen is positive, the clinician can further screen with quantity and frequency questions.