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ID Migraine Screener
Please see the websites below for more information: ID Migraine Screener and ID MigraineTM Quiz.
Supplemental – Highly Recommended: Headache, for use as a screening instrument.
Short Description of Instrument
The three-item ID Migraine screener, consisting of questions on disability, nausea, and photophobia, is a valid and reliable screening instrument for migraine headaches in the primary care setting.
It has been reported to show a sensitivity of 0.81 (95% CI, 0.77 to 0.85) and a specificity of 0.75 (95% CI, 0.64 to 0.84 in primary care settings. The ID Migraine Screener demonstrates good test-retest reliability with a kappa of 0.68.
The response to each item is treated as a binary variable with a "no" assigned to responses of "never" or "rarely" and "yes" assigned to responses of "less than half the time" or "half the time or more.
Cousins G, Hijazze S, Van de Laar FA, Fahey T. Diagnostic accuracy of the ID Migraine: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Headache. 2011;51(7):1140-1148.
Lipton RB, Dodick D, Sadovsky R, Kolodner K, Endicott J, Hettiarachchi J, Harrison W; ID Migraine validation study. A self-administered screener for migraine in primary care: The ID Migraine validation study. Neurology. 2003;61(3):375-382.


Document last updated July 2019