Clinical Profile and Functional Disability of Patients with Migraine

Renjith, Vishnu and Pai, Mamatha Shivananda and Castelino, Flavia and Pai, Aparna and George, Anice (2016) Clinical Profile and Functional Disability of Patients with Migraine. Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, 7 (2). pp. 250-256. ISSN 0976-3147

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Background: Migraine is a common disabling primary headache disorder. Globally, migraine was ranked as the seventh highest cause of disability. Aim: The aim of the study was to explore the clinical profile and functional disability of patients with migraine. Settings and Design: A cross‑sectional survey was conducted at the neurology outpatient department of a tertiary care hospital in Karnataka. Materials and Methods: Using a consecutive sampling technique, 60 patients were recruited for the study. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Results: Majority of the participants were in the age group of 18–40 years with a mean age 35.22 years. There was a female preponderance with 70% of study participants being females. The various symptoms experienced by patients include throbbing pain (90%), photophobia (93.3%), phonophobia (85%), nausea (76.7%), and vomiting (41.7%). Most of the subjects (73.3%) under the study belonged to moderate to severe levels of functional disability. About 53.3% of patients were in the category of episodic migraine and 46.7% were in the category of chronic migraine.Conclusion: Migraine is associated with moderate to severe functional disability. Frequency of migraine has a positive correlation with the levels of disability/migraine disability assessment scores of migraineurs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clinical profile; Disability; Headache; Migraine disability assessment; Migraine; Migraineur
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Neurology
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 16:08
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 16:08

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