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Chapter 24. Headache Medication Therapy Management Data Set

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Which of the following is correct regarding migraine headaches?

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a. Migraine headaches affect men more often than women

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b. Migraine headaches tend to occur in clusters

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c. Migraine headaches are commonly associated with provoking factors (triggers)

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d. Although there are different types of headaches, the treatment options are the same for all of them

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When assessing the headache patient, it is important to be aware of characteristics and symptoms of different types of headaches. Which of the following is consistent with a migraine headache?

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a. Bilateral location of pain

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b. Pulsating quality of pain

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c. Mild intensity

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d. Physical exertion or activity improves pain

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Which of the following is correct regarding goals of therapy for migraine headache?

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a. The goals of treatment are the same for acute and long-term migraine management

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b. Patients should maximize the use of backup and rescue medications to avoid preventive medications in migraine therapy

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c. It is possible to reduce migraine severity, but not frequency

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d. Optimal migraine therapy should avoid escalation of headache medication use

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Using living room language, a secondary headache is best defined as:

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a. A migraine headache that is associated with a score of 5 or higher on the pain scale

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b. A headache caused by another health issue

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c. A very painful type of headache that is unilateral in nature

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d. A headache that responds to anti-seizure prophylactic therapy

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JR is a 67-year-old female who is a patient in your MTM service. At her most recent visit, you developed a MAP for JR, who was experiencing a rebound headache due to overuse of ibuprofen for migraine headaches. Which of the following would you include in JR's MAP?

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a. Recommendation for JR's physician to change her migraine medication to a triptan

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b. An alert for JR about potential drug interactions with ibuprofen

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c. Instructions for JR to slowly cut down the amount of ibuprofen she ...

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