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2023 Nov 17



Patient headache questionnaires can improve headache diagnosis and treatment in children.


Szperka CL, Witzman S, Ostapenko S, Farrar JT, Hsu JY, Malavolta CP, Bunney JD, Bange EM, Patterson Gentile C, Velasquez G, Marquez de Prado B, Cosico M, Lee M, Pojomovsky McDonnell P, Prelack MS, Chadehumbe MA, Stephenson DJ, Kichula EA, Tomaine SC, Hershey AD


To examine trends in diagnosis of headache and migraine in a large pediatric neurology cohort, and test whether an electronic health record (EHR)-integrated headache questionnaire can increase specificity of diagnosis and likelihood of prescribing migraine treatment.