Assessment Aids

A simple burden measure helps to assess a patient prior to developing a personalized management plan. For this purpose, Lifting The Burden has developed the HALT index.

A close derivative of MIDAS [reference 1], the HALT index uses language that is better understood cross-culturally than MIDAS.

The HALT index is in the process of being updated, with development of multiple versions for different purposes.

Click here to view the pdf file Headache-Attributed Lost Time (HALT) Index.

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1. Stewart WF et al. Validity of the Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) score in comparison to a diary-based measure in a population sample of migraine sufferers. Pain 2000; 88: 41-52.

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