CAGE Questionnaire – Pros and Cons

CAGE Questionnaire – Pros and Cons

The CAGE questionnaire, developed in 1968, is a brief assessment containing four questions that is used by doctors to check for signs of potential alcohol dependency (alcohol abuse or alcoholism). The acronym, CAGE, makes the questions easy to remember: Have you ever...
Trail Making Test – Pros and Cons

Trail Making Test – Pros and Cons

The Trail Making Test, created by neuropsychologist Ralph Reitan in the 1940s, is a neuropsychological test of visual attention and task switching. The assessment consists of two parts which require the participant to connect a set of 25 dots with accuracy in as short...
Fatigue Severity Scale – Pros and Cons

Fatigue Severity Scale – Pros and Cons

The Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) was designed in 1989 by Doctors Lauren B. Krupp, Nicolas G. LaRocca, Alfred D. Steinberg, and nurse Joanne Muir-Nash. It is a 9-item scale that measures the severity of fatigue and its effect on the participant’s daily activities and...