You recently diagnosed migraine without aura in a patient who complains of headaches of moderate intensity. Is a migraine-specific prescription agent warranted? A validated tool, such as the Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) questionnaire, can be used to quantify a patient's level of disability-and thus can help you determine which treatment is most appropriate. The questionnaire can also:
- Improve communication about headache-related disability between you and your patient.
- Establish a baseline measure to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.1