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The Headache Impact Test™ (HIT-6™)

A 6-item PRO survey for capturing the impact of headaches and headache treatments on functional health and well-being.

The Headache Impact Test (HIT-6) questionnaire addresses six main domains affected by headaches, including pain, social functioning, role functioning, cognitive functioning, vitality and psychological stress. This patient reported outcome survey is extremely useful for screening and monitoring how headaches affect patients in their day-to-day lives over time.

Contact us for a review of our capabilities by phone at (800) 572-9394 or by filling out the form below. For academic organizations click here.


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If you have started administering the survey, please email a copy of the survey being administered to [email protected]. We will QA the form for any changes that may affect the scoring and interpretation of the data collected. (Fees may apply).

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Measure the Health Impact of Migraines & Headaches

Tension headaches and migraines are two of the most common neurological diseases, yet many patients with these conditions are underdiagnosed and undertreated. Chronic headaches and migraines are known to negatively affect productivity, work performance, relationships, leisure time and many other aspects of a patient’s life. The Headache Impact Test HIT-6 offers valuable insights regarding the impact that headaches and headache treatments have on patients’ functional health and well-being. In six questions, it gathers patient-reported information related to their pain, social functioning, role functioning, cognitive functioning, vitality and psychological stress. Access our convenient patient reported outcomes quick start guide to learn more about survey administration and capabilities.

Get Support While Leveraging Patient-Reported Outcomes

Download our free guide to learn more about the impact of headache disorders and how QualityMetric’s Headache Impact Test™️ (HIT-6™️) can be used to advance screening, monitoring, treatment and research.

Validated Scoring & Survey Applications

For clinical purposes, the HIT-6™ provides a validated screening cut point score for migraine headaches and several cut point scores to stratify individuals by the severity of headache impact. With HIT-6 scoring, healthcare professionals can also utilize clinically meaningful thresholds of score changes to evaluate headache impact improvement or deterioration. Users can more easily monitor the day-to-day effects of headaches, identify appropriate care measures, track the trajectory of headache impact and determine the effectiveness headache treatments. Data from this headache assessment quiz is particularly vital for patients who have been underdiagnosed and undertreated for debilitating headaches in the past.

Core Outcome Set for Preventive Intervention Trials in Chronic and Episodic Migraine (COSMIG): An International, Consensus-Derived and Multistakeholder Initiative
BMJ Open

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Revised Guidelines of the French Headache Society for the Diagnosis and Management of Migraine in Adults. Part 1: Diagnosis and Assessment
Revue Neurologique

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Chronic Migraine in the First COVID-19 Lockdown: The Impact of Sleep, Remote Working, and Other Life/Psychological Changes
Neurological Sciences

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Health-Related Quality of Life in Tension-Type Headache: A Population-Based Study
Scandinavian Journal of Pain

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Effect of Headache-Free Days on Disability, Productivity, Quality of Life, and Costs Among Individuals with Migraine
Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy

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Outcome Measures for Assessing the Effectiveness of Non-Pharmacological Interventions in Frequent Episodic or Chronic Migraine: A Delphi Study
BMJ Open

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1-2 minutes
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Administered to:
Adults aged 18 and older with frequent headaches
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Clinical Interpretation with Tailored Support

Combining our eCOA Platform with research expertise, our consultants help your teams develop, validate, implement and analyze PROs with a custom approach. Our services ensure you gain the most meaningful insights on patient-reported data.

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HIT-6 Linguistic Translations are Available

Please select a mode for a full list of translations available within that mode of administration. If you need a version in a language that is not listed, consult with our translation team to determine a cost estimate and timeline that fits to your project needs.

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