One of the most popular tools for measuring migraine disability is the MIDAS test. It’s a helpful way to understand how migraine is impacting your life, and also useful to discuss with your doctor so she’ll know what treatment will be best for you.
Did you know that there’s a MIDAS test specifically for children? The questions are specifically designed and tested for ages 4 to 18. It’s called the PedMIDAS (Pediatric Migraine Disability Assessment).
The PedMIDAS is designed to be administered by a parent or guardian to the child. At the end of just a few questions, you will get a score that indicates anything from severely disabled to little or no disability.
The PedMIDAS also asks simply about headache frequency and severity, which will also be helpful for your doctor.
If your child has never taken the PedMIDAS, take a few minutes to do it now. It’s a free download from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Be sure to read the helpful tips on the main page before actually taking the quiz (which is in pdf format): Visit PedMIDAS download page