Ability of a nurse specialist to diagnose simple headache disorders compared with consultant neurologists.

@article{Clarke2005AbilityOA,
  title={Ability of a nurse specialist to diagnose simple headache disorders compared with consultant neurologists.},
  author={Carl E Clarke and Jeremy M Edwards and David Joseph Nicholl and Arul Sivaguru and Peter Davies and Connie Wiskin},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 8},
  pages={1170-2}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the ability of a headache nurse specialist and consultant neurologists in diagnosing tension-type headache and migraine. METHODS An experienced neurology ward sister was trained in the differential diagnosis of headache disorders. Over six months, patients with non-acute headache disorders and role players trained to present with benign or sinister headaches were seen by both the nurse and a consultant neurologist. Both reached independent diagnoses of various headache… CONTINUE READING
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