The physician and migraine: knowledge and procedures on an emergency care service

Authors

  • Anita Chávez Azevedo Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena
  • Caroline Salgado Petrin Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena
  • Laís Andrade Rezende Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena
  • Luisa Cássia Santos Michel Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena
  • Talita Vieira Kfuri Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena
  • Sebastião Rogerio Gois Moreira Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena
  • Mauro Eduardo Jurno Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48208/HeadacheMed.2013.2

Keywords:

Physicians, Migraine, Host, Service, Emergency units

Abstract

Objective: This study analysed a group of emergency room doctors from a mid-size Brazilian town knowlegde about migraine and how they provide care for XXX acute migraine patients. Methods: This qualitative study used instruments such as the Sample – Identification and Stratification Card and the Semi-Structured Interview Roadmap, based on the International Headache Society set of criteria for headache diagnosis and the Brazilian Headache Society acute migraine attacks treatment recommendations. Results: In this town emergency rooms the attendance to patients with acute migrane is frequent. According to the interviewees, most patients tend to overestimate their pain. On the other hand the physicians affirm that themselves tend to underestimate their patient pain. According to the interviewees there is a relationship between migraine and psychological disorders, and their patients need special services, including suitable care facilities. It is also notable that there is no established criteria regarding drug treatment options, as well as complementary tests or hospitalization. Conclusion: This study shows deficiencies in acute migraine patients emergency care and in physicians' knowledge regarding this disease.

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Author Biographies

Anita Chávez Azevedo, Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena

Aluna da Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena

Caroline Salgado Petrin, Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena

Aluna da Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena

Laís Andrade Rezende, Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena

Aluna da Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena

Luisa Cássia Santos Michel, Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena

Aluna da Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena

Talita Vieira Kfuri, Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena

Aluna da Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena

Sebastião Rogerio Gois Moreira, Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena

Doutor em Psicologia, professor da Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena

Mauro Eduardo Jurno, Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena

Doutor em Neurologia, professor da Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena, professor externo da
Pós-graduação em Neurologia da Universidade Federal Fluminense, coordenador da Residência de Clínicas Médica da FHEMIG/Barbacena

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Published

2013-03-31

How to Cite

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Azevedo AC, Petrin CS, Rezende LA, Michel LCS, Kfuri TV, Moreira SRG, Jurno ME. The physician and migraine: knowledge and procedures on an emergency care service. Headache Med [Internet]. 2013 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Apr. 19];4(1):5-12. Available from: https://headachemedicine.com.br/index.php/hm/article/view/363

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