Screening Tests

June 2004
Alcohol Research & Health;2004/2005, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p78
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the screening instruments to aid clinicians and others in identifying patients with alcohol problems. The AUDIT, CAGE, and T-ACE questionnaires are presented. The CAGE can identify alcohol problems over the life- time. Two positive responses are considered a positive test and indicate further assessment is warranted. The T-ACE, which is based on the CAGE, is valuable for identifying a range of use, including lifetime use and prenatal use, based on the DSM-III-R criteria. A score of 2 or more is considered positive.


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