MIDAS questionnaire in the emergency setting

A. Aliprandi, R. Frigerio, P. Santoro, M. Frigo, S. Iurlaro, M. Vaccaro, L. Tremolizzo, E. Beghi, C. Ferrarese, E. Agostoni

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Migraine is a common disorder and is a major cause of disability and loss of working performance in western countries. Therefore, many tools have been developed to assess migraine related disability. Among these, the Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) questionnaire has been shown to be of particular interest, as it is valid, reliable and useful for therapeutic decisions. In this pilot study, we address the validity of the MIDAS questionnaire in an unselected population of migraine patients in the emergency setting. We found that the MIDAS scores in the emergency room were similar to those collected in a specialised headache centre. This result suggests that the MIDAS questionnaire could be reliably used in the emergency setting, hence avoiding unnecessary delays in the treatment of migraine patients.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNeurological Sciences
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004


  • Disability
  • Emergency room
  • Migraine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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