CAGE-AID

CAGE-AID

The CAGE screening technique adapted to include drugs. The patient is asked if he or she has ever had to cut down his or her use of alcohol or drugs or been annoyed by criticism of alcohol or drug use.
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Abbreviations ASSIST: The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test CAGE-AID: Cut down, Annoyed, Guilty, Eye opener-Adapted to Include Drugs CGPA: Cumulative Grade Point Average DSM-5: Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental disorders 5th edition WHO: World Health Organization.
Two previous studies have compared the accuracy of the original CAGE questions with the CAGE questions adapted to include drugs (CAGE-AID).
In previous studies of conjoint screening questionnaires on a convenience sample of primary care patients and a random sample of medical, surgical, and orthopedic inpatients, three of the CAGE-AID questions exhibited sensitivity and specificity rates of approximately 70%.