School of Pharmacy
Shane P. Desselle
coping, knowledge of migraine, Migraineur, phenomenology, questionnaire, social role function, survey
To develop and determine construct validity of the pharmacists' care of migraineurs scale (PCMS) an initial set of domains and items were derived from a review of the literature and from the results of focus groups with community pharmacists and migraineurs. Results from a nationwide sample of community pharmacists yielded a seven-factor solution including the following domains: empathy, prospective drug utilization review for newly diagnosed migraineurs, medication counseling, non-pharmacologic treatment plan, headache sufferer triage, dissemination of public health information and maintenance of knowledge on migraine. Evidence supported the construct validity and reliability of the PCMS. The PCMS may be used to instruct pharmacists' care of migraineurs and may prove useful in benchmarking care pursuant to educational interventions. Further study evaluating the utility of the PMCS is warranted.
Shah, N. (2008). Development and Construct Validation of the Pharmacists' Care of Migraineurs Scale (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1177