Decision Aid Summary

Title Headaches: Should I Take Prescription Medicine for Tension Headaches?
Audience Individuals with chronic tension headaches that interfere with daily living and are considering prescription medication.
Options included Take a daily prescription medicine to help prevent your tension headaches.
Don't take a daily prescription medicine.
Instead, treat your tension headaches only when you have them.
Year of last update or review 2016
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Headache
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.