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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
last updated: 12-08-2016 by K.Borchert for Millisecond Software LLC
Script Copyright © 12-08-2016 Millisecond Software
This script implements the CAGE questionnaire (identifying possible alcoholism) as described in:
Ewing JA. Detecting alcoholism. The CAGE questionnaire.
J Am Med Assoc 1984;252:1905–1907.
MAYFIELD, D., MCCLEOD, G. & HALL, P. (1974)
The CAGE questionnaire: validation of a new
alcoholism screening instrument, American Journal
of Psychiatry, 131, pp. 1121-1123.
Ewing JA, Rouse SA: Identifying the hidden
alcohollc. Presented at the 29th International
Congress on Alcohol and Drug Dependence,
Sydney, Australia, Feb 3, 1970.
4 yes/no questions
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
The default data stored in the data files are:
(1) Raw data file: 'cage.iqdat'
date, time, group, subject: date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber
build: the Inquisit build
q*_response: response given (in assigned values)
q*_latency: how much time (in ms) the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited)
(2) Summary data file: 'cage_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per participant)
script.startdate: date script was run
script.starttime: time script was started
script.subjectid: subject id number
script.groupid: group id number
script.elapsedtime: time it took to run script (in ms)
computer.platform: the platform the script was run on
/completed: 0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run)
/cageScore: total score (yes = 1; No = 0) => Range 0-4
Ewing (1984) suggests a physician use the CAGE survey to "determine his index of suspicion that
alcoholism may exist. Thus, even one positive reply calls for further inquiry."
4 yes/no questions
can be changed under section SURVEYPAGES
check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc.
Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code to further customize your experiment.
The parameters you can change are: