Psychosocial difficulties in patients with episodic migraine: a cross-sectional study

Alberto Raggi, Venusia Covelli, Silvia Schiavolin, Ambra M. Giovannetti, Milda Cerniauskaite, Rui Quintas, Matilde Leonardi, Carla Sabariego, Licia Grazzi, Domenico D’Amico

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

To explore the relationships between psychosocial difficulties (PSDs), quality of life (QoL), and disability and to explore the degree to which PSDs can be predicted by demographic variables, clinical variables, and risk and protective factors. Patients with episodic migraine completed a protocol inclusive of PARADISE 24 questionnaire (the 24-item Psychosocial Difficulties Relevant to Brain Disorders questionnaire), a new questionnaire that captures PSDs relevant to brain disorders, and assessments of disability, QoL, disease severity, presence of comorbidities, social support, and clinical and risk factors (i.e., smoking and body mass index). Spearman’s correlation was used to address the relationship between PARADISE 24, and the assessments of disability and QoL; multivariable linear regression analysis was carried out to address PARADISE 24 predictors. Eighty patients were enrolled (86.3 % females, mean age 44.5). PARADISE 24 was well correlated with disability (ρ = 0.787) and moderately with QoL (ρ = −0.526). The regression analysis shows that younger age, higher migraine frequency, higher comorbidities index and being a smoker were predictors of PARADISE 24 (R2: 0.470). Addressing the burden associated with PSDs in migraineurs is important as these might be the reason why patients look for specialists in headache disorders. PARADISE 24 represents a viable way to address patients’ difficulties in daily practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalNeurological Sciences
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Fingerprint

Migraine Disorders
Cross-Sectional Studies
Quality of Life
Brain Diseases
Comorbidity
Regression Analysis
Headache Disorders
Social Support
Linear Models
Body Mass Index
Smoking
Demography
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Comorbidity
  • Migraine
  • Psychosocial difficulties
  • Smoke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Dermatology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Cite this

Psychosocial difficulties in patients with episodic migraine : a cross-sectional study. / Raggi, Alberto; Covelli, Venusia; Schiavolin, Silvia; Giovannetti, Ambra M.; Cerniauskaite, Milda; Quintas, Rui; Leonardi, Matilde; Sabariego, Carla; Grazzi, Licia; D’Amico, Domenico.

In: Neurological Sciences, 2016, p. 1-8.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Raggi, Alberto ; Covelli, Venusia ; Schiavolin, Silvia ; Giovannetti, Ambra M. ; Cerniauskaite, Milda ; Quintas, Rui ; Leonardi, Matilde ; Sabariego, Carla ; Grazzi, Licia ; D’Amico, Domenico. / Psychosocial difficulties in patients with episodic migraine : a cross-sectional study. In: Neurological Sciences. 2016 ; pp. 1-8.
@article{bf8061da8d364a39b3ec3548256008bd,
title = "Psychosocial difficulties in patients with episodic migraine: a cross-sectional study",
abstract = "To explore the relationships between psychosocial difficulties (PSDs), quality of life (QoL), and disability and to explore the degree to which PSDs can be predicted by demographic variables, clinical variables, and risk and protective factors. Patients with episodic migraine completed a protocol inclusive of PARADISE 24 questionnaire (the 24-item Psychosocial Difficulties Relevant to Brain Disorders questionnaire), a new questionnaire that captures PSDs relevant to brain disorders, and assessments of disability, QoL, disease severity, presence of comorbidities, social support, and clinical and risk factors (i.e., smoking and body mass index). Spearman’s correlation was used to address the relationship between PARADISE 24, and the assessments of disability and QoL; multivariable linear regression analysis was carried out to address PARADISE 24 predictors. Eighty patients were enrolled (86.3 {\%} females, mean age 44.5). PARADISE 24 was well correlated with disability (ρ = 0.787) and moderately with QoL (ρ = −0.526). The regression analysis shows that younger age, higher migraine frequency, higher comorbidities index and being a smoker were predictors of PARADISE 24 (R2: 0.470). Addressing the burden associated with PSDs in migraineurs is important as these might be the reason why patients look for specialists in headache disorders. PARADISE 24 represents a viable way to address patients’ difficulties in daily practice.",
keywords = "Comorbidity, Migraine, Psychosocial difficulties, Smoke",
author = "Alberto Raggi and Venusia Covelli and Silvia Schiavolin and Giovannetti, {Ambra M.} and Milda Cerniauskaite and Rui Quintas and Matilde Leonardi and Carla Sabariego and Licia Grazzi and Domenico D’Amico",
year = "2016",
doi = "10.1007/s10072-016-2705-8",
language = "English",
pages = "1--8",
journal = "Neurological Sciences",
issn = "1590-1874",
publisher = "Springer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Psychosocial difficulties in patients with episodic migraine

T2 - a cross-sectional study

AU - Raggi, Alberto

AU - Covelli, Venusia

AU - Schiavolin, Silvia

AU - Giovannetti, Ambra M.

AU - Cerniauskaite, Milda

AU - Quintas, Rui

AU - Leonardi, Matilde

AU - Sabariego, Carla

AU - Grazzi, Licia

AU - D’Amico, Domenico

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - To explore the relationships between psychosocial difficulties (PSDs), quality of life (QoL), and disability and to explore the degree to which PSDs can be predicted by demographic variables, clinical variables, and risk and protective factors. Patients with episodic migraine completed a protocol inclusive of PARADISE 24 questionnaire (the 24-item Psychosocial Difficulties Relevant to Brain Disorders questionnaire), a new questionnaire that captures PSDs relevant to brain disorders, and assessments of disability, QoL, disease severity, presence of comorbidities, social support, and clinical and risk factors (i.e., smoking and body mass index). Spearman’s correlation was used to address the relationship between PARADISE 24, and the assessments of disability and QoL; multivariable linear regression analysis was carried out to address PARADISE 24 predictors. Eighty patients were enrolled (86.3 % females, mean age 44.5). PARADISE 24 was well correlated with disability (ρ = 0.787) and moderately with QoL (ρ = −0.526). The regression analysis shows that younger age, higher migraine frequency, higher comorbidities index and being a smoker were predictors of PARADISE 24 (R2: 0.470). Addressing the burden associated with PSDs in migraineurs is important as these might be the reason why patients look for specialists in headache disorders. PARADISE 24 represents a viable way to address patients’ difficulties in daily practice.

AB - To explore the relationships between psychosocial difficulties (PSDs), quality of life (QoL), and disability and to explore the degree to which PSDs can be predicted by demographic variables, clinical variables, and risk and protective factors. Patients with episodic migraine completed a protocol inclusive of PARADISE 24 questionnaire (the 24-item Psychosocial Difficulties Relevant to Brain Disorders questionnaire), a new questionnaire that captures PSDs relevant to brain disorders, and assessments of disability, QoL, disease severity, presence of comorbidities, social support, and clinical and risk factors (i.e., smoking and body mass index). Spearman’s correlation was used to address the relationship between PARADISE 24, and the assessments of disability and QoL; multivariable linear regression analysis was carried out to address PARADISE 24 predictors. Eighty patients were enrolled (86.3 % females, mean age 44.5). PARADISE 24 was well correlated with disability (ρ = 0.787) and moderately with QoL (ρ = −0.526). The regression analysis shows that younger age, higher migraine frequency, higher comorbidities index and being a smoker were predictors of PARADISE 24 (R2: 0.470). Addressing the burden associated with PSDs in migraineurs is important as these might be the reason why patients look for specialists in headache disorders. PARADISE 24 represents a viable way to address patients’ difficulties in daily practice.

KW - Comorbidity

KW - Migraine

KW - Psychosocial difficulties

KW - Smoke

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84986242739&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84986242739&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s10072-016-2705-8

DO - 10.1007/s10072-016-2705-8

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84986242739

SP - 1

EP - 8

JO - Neurological Sciences

JF - Neurological Sciences

SN - 1590-1874

ER -