Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program
Headache Guideline & Supporting Resources
Clinical Practice Guideline
Primary Care Management of Headache in Adults
(2nd edition September 2016)
Supporting Documents and Process Description
Note: The IHE Ambassador Program Research Team is in the process of preparing and submitting to the National Guideline Clearinghouse the updated 2nd edition guideline and its companion documents.
Resources and Tools
Headache Diary Sheets
- The long form could be helpful for intensive evaluation and study of headaches and may be used by patients for a few months
Download long form
- The short form is designated to be used by patients for routine monitoring of medications and headache
Download short form
Headache Disability Measurement Tools
- Canadian guideline for safe and effective use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain. National Opioid Use Guideline Group (NOUGG), endorsed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA); 2010. Available at: http://nationalpaincentre.mcmaster.ca/opioid/
- What you should know about your headache – Learn more about headache types, triggers, and treatments, when to get help, and how to help yourself.
Download Patient Brochure
Patient Information Sheets – What you should know about....
Website resources for more information on migraines