Signs and Evidence

Making clinical sense of scientific data


Beware of the limitations of this tool

Tension type headache

Calculated pretest probability: 60.45 %
Relevant inclusion criteria: Primary headache 


1Unilateral pain
2Throbbing or pulsating pain

Sources used:

1.Pacheva IH et al. Diagnostic value of combinations of symptoms of migraine and tension-type headache included in the diagnostic criteria for children and adolescents in the international classification of headache disorders 2nd edition. Folia Medica 2013; 55(3&4): 46-55
2.Sedlic M et al. Epidemiology of Primary Headaches Among 1,876 Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Pain Medicine 2016; 17: 353–359
3.Kim BK et al. Prevalence and Impact of Migraine and Tension-Type Headache in Korea. J Clin Neurol. 2012 Sep; 8(3): 204–211