World Journal of Neuroscience

Volume 8, Issue 4 (November 2018)

ISSN Print: 2162-2000   ISSN Online: 2162-2019

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Assessment of Migraine Disability Using the Migraine Disability Assessment Questionnaire in Young Nigerians

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DOI: 10.4236/wjns.2018.84032    657 Downloads   1,227 Views  

ABSTRACT

Background and purpose: Migraine is a common debilitating condition with variable prevalence in young Nigerians with significant deterioration in normal daily functioning and in the quality of life. Few data exist on the disability of migraine in Nigeria. The aim of this study was to measure the headache related disability of patients with migraine using the MIDAS among young Nigerians. Methods: This was a cross sectional study conducted in Enugu South East Nigeria. The questionnaire was designed to assess headache profiles according to ICHD-III beta and disability using the Migraine Disability Assessment Questionnaire. Results: About 40.6% of migraineurs were concerned about headache attacks and 39.1% consulted a doctor because of migraine. Most students were affected due to reduced effectiveness at school and number of days missed from housework—18.8% and 20.3% respectively. Overall, 47.8% had at least one day affected by headache in the last three months. The mean number of days disabled by headache was 14.3 days. The mean headache frequency was 5.7 days and the mean pain intensity was 4.2. About 27.5% of the migraineurs had moderate to severe disability due to migraine. There were no significant differences between males and females. Conclusion: Most with migraine experienced reduction in effectiveness at school and number of days missed from housework. Overall, 47.8% had at least one day affected by headache with an average of 14.3 days disabled by headache and 27.5% of the migraineurs had moderate to severe disability due to migraine.

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Ezeala-Adikaibe, B. , Onyekonwu, C. , Ijoma, U. , Mbadiwe, N. , Ekenze, O. , Orjioke, C. , Young, E. , Chime, P. , Onodugo, O. , Anyim, O. , Nwatu, C. , Okwara, C. and Onwuekwe, I. (2018) Assessment of Migraine Disability Using the Migraine Disability Assessment Questionnaire in Young Nigerians. World Journal of Neuroscience, 8, 411-422. doi: 10.4236/wjns.2018.84032.

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