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Migraine and quality of life: psychological considerations

The Journal of Headache and PainOfficial Journal of the Italian Society for the Study of Headaches and the Italian Society of Pain Clinicians2:1

DOI: 10.1007/s101940170001


In the past decade researchers have become increasingly interested in quality of life as it pertains to headache, in particular migraine. A number of general health or well–being measures and migraine–specific measures have been investigated thus far. This paper briefly reviews investigations conducted to date, argues that measurement consolidation is needed for certain extant approaches, discusses potential uses and interpretations of derived measures, and points out alternative models and approaches that merit further exploration.

Key words

Migraine Quality of Life