Prevalence of migraine diagnosis using ID Migraine among university students in southern Turkey


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BIÇAKCI Ş. , BOZDEMİR N. , OVER F., SAATÇI E. , SARICA Y.

JOURNAL OF HEADACHE AND PAIN, cilt.9, sa.3, ss.159-163, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10194-008-0031-0
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF HEADACHE AND PAIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.159-163

Özet

In this prospective study, we aimed to determine the prevalence of migraine and non-migraine headaches using a questionnaire, including ID Migraine (TM), for university students. The study was designed cross-sectionally and a questionnaire consisting of 43 questions was applied to 1,256 students. The questionnaire consisted of questions related to demographic, social, curriculum, housing and headache characteristics of the subjects. Three-item screening questions of the ID Migraine (TM) test were included at the end of the questionnaire aimed at migraine diagnosis. The mean age of 1,256 students (529 females and 727 males) enrolled in this study was 21.9 +/- 2.1 years (17-31 years). Migraine-type headache was detected in 265 subjects (21.9%) based on the ID Migraine (TM) evaluation. Of these, 145 (54.7%) were female and 120 (45.3%) were male (female/male ratio: 1.2/1). Non-migraine- type headache was identified in 864 subjects, with 357 females and 507 males. As a conclusion, ID Migraine TM screening test might be practical and beneficial when a face-to-face interview is not possible or to predetermine the subjects for a face-to-face interview for migraine diagnosis in larger populations.