Comprehensively assessing the quality of prior preventive treatment attempts often reveals modifiable variables that may account for treatment failure. Similarly, a comprehensive and systematic approach when planning a preventive medication trial is critical for optimizing the chances of treatment success. In this review, we summarize the key elements to be included when assessing the adequacy of a preventive treatment trial. We have developed and included checklists that can be used by providers to improve their assessments of prior preventive treatment trials and to assist with planning a high-quality treatment trial with a new migraine preventive medication.
- Clinical trial
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine