# of studies reporting psychometric properties: 1
- Score correlates positively with pre-SCI consumption patterns and a greater incidence of medical complications (Tate 2003).
- In non-SCI populations, the CAGE test scores > = 2 has a sensitivity of 93% and a specificity of 76% for the identification of problem drinkers (Bernadt et al. 1982). There have been recommendations to lower the cutoff to a score of 1 for the identification of problem drinkers.
- no cut-points or normative data have been established for the SCI population
- published data for the SCI population is available for comparison (see the Interpretability section of the Study Details sheet).
MCID: not established
SEM: not established
MDC: not established
No values were reported for the reliability of the CAGE questionnaire for the SCI population.
The CAGE questionnaire had significant correlations with:
- self-reported alcohol abuse history (r = 0.53)
- average number of drinks consumed weekly prior to injury (r = 0.38)
- drug abuse history (r = 0.28)
(Tate et al. 1993)
No values were reported for the responsiveness of the CAGE questionnaire for the SCI population.
No values were reported for the presence of floor/ceiling effects in the CAGE questionnaire for the SCI population.
Dr. Janice Eng, Christie Chan, Gita Manhas
Date Last Updated
20 July 2020