The Headache Digest (HD) is a self-administered questionnaire consisting of 13 items with multiple choice responses constructed according to the ICHD-III beta diagnostic criteria. Seven questions concern headache features. The remaining items collect details regarding onset, clinical course, attack frequency, symptomatic drugs assumption and efficacy. A section is reserved for the doctor dealing with patient’s medical history. The ID-Migraine, a self-administered questionnaire, consisting of only 3 items, is a valid and reliable screening instrument for migraine and was validated in Italy, but it does not provide information concerning headache course HD and ID-Migraine were given to 68 consecutive new patients referring to the Bari Headache Center. Sixty-two patients received the diagnosis of migraine by the headache specialist. HD showed a sensitivity of 0.98 (95% CI 0.91-0.99) and a specificity of 0.66 (95% CI 0.3- 0.90). ID-Migraine showed a sensitivity of 0.75 (95% CI 0.63-0.84) and a specificity of 0.66 (95% CI 0.3-0.90). According to this pilot study, Headache Digest is more sensitive than ID-Migraine whereas both tools showed the same specificity.
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|Titolo:||P076. Improving patient communication and management by the use of the "Headache Digest", a pilot study|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.5 Abstract in rivista|