What is the migraine disability assessment score (MIDAS) for the evaluation of pediatric headache?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: J Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Proper assessment of the patient, besides adequate characterization of migraine attacks, includes an objective determination of the disability imparted by the headache. A helpful adjunct to obtaining the history in such patients is the pediatric adjustment of the migraine disability assessment score (MIDAS), called PedsMIDAS, is an excellent and easy-to-use tool and is recommended by Hershey et al. [33] Quality of life is seriously affected by headaches, especially chronic ones, in children and adolescents, from most standpoints: physical, psychological, and social and role function, as observed by Osterhaus et al and Powers et al. [39, 40]

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