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Migraine

Prevention, diagnosis and management of medication overuse headache (MOH): quality improvement in the Australian primary clinical setting

In Vivo Academy Limited

Approved: February 2014

Grant Period: April 2014 – March 2016

RFP: Medication-Overuse Headache (MOH)

Proposal

Prevention, diagnosis and management of medication overuse headache (MOH): quality improvement in the Australian primary clinical setting

The overall goal of our proposed program is to identify and reduce gaps in knowledge, attitudes and systems in prevention, diagnosis and management of medication-overuse headache (MOH) in Australian primary care.

Our proposed program aims to:

  1. Increase awareness and knowledge among Australian general practitioners (GPs) and pharmacists on the prevention, diagnosis and management of MOH based on guidelines set by the International Headache Society (IHS);
  2. Train participating healthcare practitioners to implement individualistic and opportunistic health education and promotion during patient consultation, which in turn could impact their patient's knowledge, attitude and behaviours toward risks and avoidance of MOH;
  3. Encourage healthcare practitioners to apply appropriate referral systems in their practice if needed; and
  4. Show evidence of change in knowledge, attitude and systems among Australian GPs in the diagnosis and management of MOH by producing and publishing an outcomes paper at the end of the program.