Journal article

Migraine Screening in Primary Eye Care Practice: Current Behaviors and the Impact of Clinician Education

Bao N Nguyen, Sumeer Singh, Laura E Downie, Allison M McKendrick

HEADACHE | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Migraine is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Optometrists are primary eye care providers, who regularly encounter people with migraine as an incidental finding during routine eye examinations, or when patients present to rule out whether visual or ocular problems are contributing to headache symptoms. Knowledge and use of a migraine screening tool in optometric practice is, therefore, important to be able to identify and refer people with migraine for appropriate management. OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate optometrists' current behaviors regarding screening for migraine, and to assess the effectiveness of an educational resource in promoting the use of a 3-item validated migr..

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