Exploring the Burn Model System National Database: Burn injuries, substance misuse, and the CAGE questionnaire

Gabrielle G. Grant, Audrey E. Wolfe, Catherine R. Thorpe, Nicole S. Gibran, Gretchen J. Carrougher, Shelley A. Wiechman, Radha Holavanahalli, Frederick J. Stoddard, Robert L. Sheridan, Lewis E. Kazis, Jeffrey C. Schneider, Colleen M. Ryan

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Abstract

Burn survivors who misuse alcohol and/other substances have been associated with poorer long-term outcomes and clinical complications following injury. The self-reported CAGE questionnaire (Cut down, Annoyed, Guilty, and Eye-opener) is an outcomes assessment tool used to screen for potential substance misuse. Understanding the persistence and emergence of potential substance misuse through examination of CAGE scores may provide important information about this population. Using data collected from the Burn Model System National Database, demographic and clinical characteristics of individuals who reported positive CAGE scores (total score of ≥2) and those who reported negative CAGE scores (total score of 0 or 1) for either alcohol or other drugs were compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-747
Number of pages3
JournalBurns
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020

Keywords

  • Burn injury
  • CAGE questionnaire
  • Substance misuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Exploring the Burn Model System National Database: Burn injuries, substance misuse, and the CAGE questionnaire'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Grant, G. G., Wolfe, A. E., Thorpe, C. R., Gibran, N. S., Carrougher, G. J., Wiechman, S. A., Holavanahalli, R., Stoddard, F. J., Sheridan, R. L., Kazis, L. E., Schneider, J. C., & Ryan, C. M. (2020). Exploring the Burn Model System National Database: Burn injuries, substance misuse, and the CAGE questionnaire. Burns, 46(3), 745-747. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2019.12.016