Migraine Screener
Self Assessment

Do you think you may have chronic migraine? You’re not alone. An estimated 4.9 million people in Australia suffer from migraine. The overall prevalence of chronic migraine in Australia is approximately 7.61%.

Chronic migraine must be diagnosed by your doctor. Chronic migraine is a medical condition defined by a headache (migraine-like or tension-type-like) on > 15 days/month for more than 3 months, which, on at least eight days/month, has the features of migraine headache.

Complete this tool and bring it to your doctor to start an important conversation about your headaches. ID-Chronic Migraine (ID-CM) is a screening tool based on the migraine criteria as defined by medical experts. It is designed to help your doctor see if you may have chronic migraine.

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Instructions

1. Answer all questions
2. Use this ID-CM tool to talk to your doctor about chronic migraine and available treatment options

FREQUENCY

The following questions will ask you to think about the number of times you have suffered a headache over the last three months, namely: 1) Over the previous month - 30 days ago (Month 1); 2) Over the month prior to the previous month 30 to 60 days ago (Month 2); and 3) Over the month prior to the previous two months - 60 to 90 days ago (Month 3).

During the period of Month 1 (30 days ago), on how many days would you say you suffered from some type of headache?

FREQUENCY

During the period of Month 2 (30-60 days ago), on how many days would you say you suffered from some type of headache?

FREQUENCY

During the period of Month 3 (60-90 days ago), on how many days would you say you suffered from some type of headache?

SYMPTOMS

The following questions will ask you about the headaches you have had in the last month (30 days) and the symptoms you experienced. If you have more than one headache, please answer for your most severe type.

How often does your headache last for more than 4 hours?

SYMPTOMS

How often is the headache more painful on one side, compared the other?

SYMPTOMS

How often is the pain moderate to severe?

SYMPTOMS

How often is the pain pulsating?

SYMPTOMS

How often do you feel an unusual sensitivity to light (e.g., you felt more comfortable in a dark place)?

SYMPTOMS

How often do you feel an unusual sensitivity to sound (e.g. you felt more comfortable in a quiet place)?

SYMPTOMS

How often do you feel nauseous, sick to your stomach or have the feeling that you may want to vomit?

SYMPTOMS

Over the past month (30 days), how many headaches had features migraine symptoms?

SYMPTOMS

How often do your headaches stop or aggravate you from doing everyday activities? i.e. physical activity worsens or causes the headache

MEDICATION USE

When thinking about your medication use to relieve your headaches in the last month (past 30 days), on how many days did you use over-the-counter medications to relieve a headache?

MEDICATION USE

When thinking about your medication use to relieve your headaches in the last month (past 30 days), on how many days did you use prescription medications to relieve a headache?

ACTIVITIES

Over the last month (past 30 days), on how many days did you miss work or school because of a headache?

ACTIVITIES

Over the last month (past 30 days), on how many days did you miss family, social, or leisure activities because of a headache?

MAKING PLANS

Over the last month (past 30 days), how often did your headaches interfere with you making plans?

MAKING PLANS

Over the last month (past 30 days), how often were you hesitant to make plans because of your headaches?

Results

To find out more please take this assessment and visit your healthcare provider

To find out more please take this assessment and visit your healthcare provider

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