A headache clinic-based approach to field trials of the International Headache Society criteria

S. Solomon, Richard B. Lipton

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Abstract

Criteria for the diagnosis of headache disorders have recently been developed but require empirical validation. We present an approach to the evaluation of headache criteria in a headache clinic: define the group of headache sufferers to be studied, obtain data used in establishing the diagnosis, apply the diagnostic criteria and assess their usefulness. In applying this method to a group of patients with chronic daily headache, we found that approximately one-third would not fit the current criteria for chronic tension-type headache. We conclude that empiric validation of the headache criteria based on subjective data is a complex and iterative process. Operational criteria for headache diagnosis to be used by primary care physicians should be validated in that setting and ideally should be relatively simple.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-65
Number of pages3
JournalCephalalgia
Volume13
Issue numberSUPPL. 12
StatePublished - 1993

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Headache
Headache Disorders
Tension-Type Headache
Primary Care Physicians

Keywords

  • Chronic daily headache
  • Chronic tenstion-type headache
  • Migraine

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  • Clinical Neurology

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A headache clinic-based approach to field trials of the International Headache Society criteria. / Solomon, S.; Lipton, Richard B.

In: Cephalalgia, Vol. 13, No. SUPPL. 12, 1993, p. 63-65.

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