Migraine – POUND

Pounding

POUND Score (1 point each if Sx present):

  • Pulsatile
  • Onset for 4-72 hours
  • Unilateral
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Disabling intensity

Score:

  • 4 or 5 points – 92% likelihood migraine
  • 3 points – 64% likelihood migraine
  • 2 or less points – 17% likelihood migraine

Reference:
Bell MH. Diagnosis of Migraine Headache. Am Fam Physician. 2006:74(12):2087-2088