The Utility of Telemedicine in the Management Migraine: A Pilot Study

Study ID
STU 022012-015

Cancer Related
No

Healthy Volunteers
No

Study Sites

Contact
Jennifer Hawkins
817/307-4408
jennifer.hawkins@utsouthwestern.edu

Principal Investigator
Deborah Friedman

Summary

Consecutive patients undergoing their initial evaluation for headache at the Headache and Facial Pain Program at uT Southwestern, and meeting iCHD-2 criteria for migraine will be asked to participate in the study to achieve a total of 40 evaluable subjects (20 per group). all subjects will have their initial evaluation in person and those who agree to participate will be randomly assigned to either the telemedicine group or in-office group. Treatment will be determined by the P.i. on an individual basis as per usual standards of practice. all subjects will have the same number of follow-up encounters during the course of a year, and complete the same questionnaires throughout the study.

Participant Eligibility


* Ages 18 x 89 years

* Diagnosis of migraine with or without aura, menstrual migraine, hemiplegic migraine

* Able to provide informed consent

* Able, in the opinion of the investigator, to reliably perform all aspects of the study

* Ownership of or access to a computer and high speed internet