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Surveying the Patient Perspective on Headache Intake Forms: A Cohort Study

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

  • Patients rated the elements that are most important in the headache form including impact of headache on function and quality of life (84%), headache features (84%), associated symptoms (80%); pproviders often found the prior acute and preventive treatments are the most helpful section.
  • Patients reported that the headache intake form is helpful in organizing the information (64%), facilitating the conversation (68%), reminding the headache history elements (64%), being able to communicate the complexities of headache history (66%) and provides a sense of validation (68%).
  • The length of intake form ranges from 1-28 patients in headache centers in the US; the 9-page form utilized at Mayo Clinic Arizona was rated as “just right” in length by 62%, and “too long” by 38%.
Presenting Author
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Chia-Chun Chiang, MD
Headache Fellow
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona

Dr. Chia-Chun Chiang M.D. is currently Senior Associate Consultant at the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Chiang graduated from neurology residency at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Prior to the Headache fellowship, she completed a Vascular Neurology fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. Her current clinical and research interest is the relationship between vascular disorders and headache, and the treatment strategies of patients with both conditions. Dr. Chiang has conducted many research projects on several topics including medication overuse headache, clinical biomarker of migraine, and neuroimaging in headache. Dr. Chiang has several publications in reputed journals including Cephalalgia and Headache, and has presented in multiple national and international conferences. She currently serves as the assistant editor for the Headache journal.

Dr. Chiang is originally from Taipei, Taiwan. Outside work, she enjoys traveling and swimming. She is very excited about the AHS virtual scientific meeting, and is looking forward to meeting with everyone through this platform!

Author disclosures
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Chia-Chun Chiang, MD: I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.