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CME/CE Test

A New Study Examines the Effects of Computer Use Related to Migraine and Insomnia

To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 75% on the post-test.

  1. You are a member of the health care team for a 27-year-old female computer programmer with migraine and insomnia. On the basis of the cross-sectional study by Hallit and colleagues, which one of the following statements about the associations among computer vision syndrome (CVS), insomnia, and migraine, considering stress as a mediating factor between these variables, is correct?
    Half of participants had CVS, with blurred vision the most disturbing ocular symptom
    CVS and higher stress were significantly associated with migraine
    Risk factors for insomnia included male sex and lower education level
    Stress mediated the association between CVS and migraine by 26%
  2. According to the cross-sectional study by Hallit and colleagues, which one of the following statements about clinical and public health implications of the associations among CVS, insomnia, and migraine, considering stress as a mediating factor between these variables, is correct?
    The study findings may facilitate implementing preventive measures to minimize CVS prevalence and clinical management of insomnia
    The study proves that prolonged computer use causes migraine and insomnia
    Nonpharmacological treatments of insomnia and migraine are unlikely to be useful
    Psychological stress is unlikely to affect posture during computer use