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Headache Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Correlation of Pediatric Headache-related Functional Disability Inventory (FDI) and Prolonged School Absence

book_2 Source: AHSAM 2020 - Oral session Published on October 2, 2020 | NEW
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Key messages

  • This investigation determined the relationship between parent-rated functional disability and school absence among youth with headaches treated in an interdisciplinary outpatient setting, and examined potential differences in the relationship between functional disability and school absences across age and gender.
  • Parent-reported functional disability scores on the FDI significantly predicted parent- reported total missed days of school due to headache.
  • This relationship was moderated by age and gender in that this relationship was stronger for female and older children.
Presenting Author
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Meghan Candee, MD MS
Associate Professor
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Meghan Candee, MD MS completed her medical degree at Albany Medical College after completing a Master's program in the Biochemical Bases of Nutrition at the Institute for Human Nutrition of Columbia University. She then completed her pediatric residency and subspecialty training in pediatric neurology at the University of Utah, where she was a chief resident. She is board certified in neurology with special qualification in pediatric neurology, and is board eligible in pediatrics. Dr. Candee is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Neurology within the Department of Pediatrics . She is the director of the University of Utah Pediatric Neurology Residency Program and co-founder/co-director of the University of Utah Comprehensive Pediatric Headache Clinic. She is a UCNS certified Headache specialist. Dr. Candee's clinical and research interests are in the areas of childhood headache, multiple sclerosis and neonatal neurology. She is dedicated to resident education and the collaborative care of children with pediatric neurological disorders.

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Meghan Candee, MD MS: I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.