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Chapter 24. Headache MTM Data Set

Which of the following is correct regarding migraine headaches?

a. Migraine headaches affect men more often than women.

b. Migraine headaches tend to occur in clusters.

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

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

Answer c.

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?

a. Bilateral location of pain

b. Pulsating quality of pain

c. Mild intensity

d. Physical exertion or activity improves pain

Answer b.

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

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

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

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

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

Answer d.

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

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

b. headache caused by another health issue.

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

d. a headache that responds to antiseizure prophylactic therapy.

Answer b.

A 67-year-old female is a patient in your medication therapy management service. At her most recent visit, you developed a medication action plan for her, as she was experiencing rebound headache due to overuse of ibuprofen for migraine headache. Which of the following would you include in her medication action plan?

a. Recommendation for her physician to change her migraine medication to a triptan.

b. An alert ...

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