Psychosocial assessment tool shows promise for screening psychosocial risk

Takeaway

  • Psychosocial assessment tool (PAT) shows promise as a tool for screening psychosocial risk that could also facilitate identification of psychosocial treatment needs.

Why this matters

  • Although emotional and behavioral disturbances, parent distress, and poor family functioning are common among youth with recurrent migraine and tension-type headache, tools to screen psychosocial risk in youth with headache are not currently available.

  • PAT could address a management gap by facilitating identification of psychosocial treatment needs among youth with headache.