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Table 2 Clinical management characteristics across the use of ICHD primary headache diagnostic criteria

From: Prevalence and factors associated with the use of primary headache diagnostic criteria by chiropractors

Chiropractic headache classification/assessment Used diagnostic criteria for primary headache types  
No (n = 61) Yes (n = 334) p-value
Headache classification criteria (views) % %  
 ICHD primary headache diagnostic criteria are distinct for the diagnosis of primary headaches Strongly disagree 3 1 < 0.001
Disagree 10 4  
Neutral 34 10  
Agree 46 66  
Strongly agree 7 19  
 ICHD primary headache diagnostic criteria are easy to follow Strongly disagree 5 1 < 0.001
Disagree 5 2  
Neutral 23 8  
Agree 62 67  
Strongly agree 5 22  
 Patients with primary headache easily fit into ICHD primary headache diagnostic criteria Strongly disagree 6 1 < 0.001
Disagree 43 17  
Neutral 25 29  
Agree 23 46  
Strongly agree 3 5  
 ICHD primary headache diagnostic criteria influences headache management Strongly disagree 13 2 < 0.001
Disagree 41 9  
Neutral 28 17  
Agree 18 58  
Strongly agree 0 14  
 ICHD primary headache diagnostic criteria helps communication with other healthcare professionals Strongly disagree 5 0 < 0.001
Disagree 13 1  
Neutral 36 14  
Agree 41 60  
Strongly agree 5 25  
 ICHD primary headache diagnostic criteria improves decision-making about patient referral or co-management Strongly disagree 10 1 < 0.001
Disagree 29 4  
Neutral 36 17  
Agree 23 58  
Strongly agree 2 20  
Headache outcome criteria
 Use of Migraine Disability Assessment Test (MIDAS) Never 97 69 < 0.001
Rarely 3 27  
Often 0 4  
Every new headache patient 0 1  
 Use of Headache Disability Inventory (HDI) Never 91 60 < 0.001
Rarely 9 24  
Often 0 12  
Every new headache patient 0 3  
 Use of Headache Diary Never 43 18 < 0.001
Rarely 40 37  
Often 14 42  
Every new headache patient 3 4