Prospective Comparison of Methods for Assessment for Headache Directionality


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 14-008261
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 14-008261

About this study

The purpose of this study is to prospectively determine what method of assessment predicts headache directionality using three standardized methods: 1) pictorial representation, 2) standardized patient survey and 3) standardized headache neurology investigator assessment.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men or women greater than 18 yrs old
  • Primary diagnosis of Migraine by Internation Criteria of Headache Disorders III Beta (ICHD III beta)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient Refusal
  • Inability to read English
  • Visual or communication impairment that leads to inability to complete survey
  • Primary diagnosis other than migraine

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Todd Schwedt, M.D.

Closed for enrollment


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