Health related quality of life in children with migraine. A controlled study

Authors

  • Mateus Lage Martins School of Medicine at Barbacena
  • Rafael Corrêa Valério School of Medicine at Barbacena
  • Tales José Corrêa de Almeida School of Medicine at Barbacena
  • Vitor Rodrigues Laender School of Medicine at Barbacena
  • Dilermando Fazito de Resende School of Medicine at Barbacena
  • Mauro Eduardo Jurno School of Medicine at Barbacena
  • Pedro Ferreira Moreira Filho Universidade Federal Fluminense

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48208/HeadacheMed.2013.10

Keywords:

Migraine, Migraine at childhood, Quality of life, Short form 36, Brazilian SF-36

Abstract

Background: Headaches are prevalent in the pediatric population. Migraine significantly impacts the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of sufferers. Objective: To measure the impact of migraine on the HRQoL of children, by applying the Brazilian version of the SF-36 in children with migraine and in controls. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, HRQoL was measured with the SF-36, and scores for the 8 domains of the test were contrasted comparing children (5 to 14 years) with and without migraine. Results: Sample consisted of 66 children (30 with migraine and 36 controls). Mean age was 10.9 years for migraine (Standard Deviation - SD = 3 years) and 10.4 for controls (SD = 3.1 years). Proportion of children with low HRQoL scores was significantly higher in the migraine group, relative to controls, for the 8 domains of the test: vitality, physical functioning, bodily pain, general health perceptions, physical role functioning, emotional role functioning, social role functioning, and mental health. Conclusion: Children with migraine are significantly impacted in their HRQoL, relative to children without migraine.

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Author Biographies

Mateus Lage Martins, School of Medicine at Barbacena

Medical Students, School of Medicine at Barbacena, MG, Brazil

Rafael Corrêa Valério, School of Medicine at Barbacena

Medical Students, School of Medicine at Barbacena, MG, Brazil

Tales José Corrêa de Almeida, School of Medicine at Barbacena

Medical Students, School of Medicine at Barbacena, MG, Brazil

Vitor Rodrigues Laender, School of Medicine at Barbacena

Medical Students, School of Medicine at Barbacena, MG, Brazil

Dilermando Fazito de Resende, School of Medicine at Barbacena

Professor of Statistics, School of Medicine at Barbacena, MG, Brazil

Mauro Eduardo Jurno, School of Medicine at Barbacena

Professor and Preceptor, Internal Medicine Residency, School of Medicine at Barbacena, MG, Professor of Post-Graduation, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Professor of Post-Graduation, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Pedro Ferreira Moreira Filho, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Professor of Post-Graduation, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

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Published

30/06/2013

How to Cite

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Martins ML, Valério RC, Almeida TJC de, Laender VR, Resende DF de, Jurno ME, Moreira Filho PF. Health related quality of life in children with migraine. A controlled study. HM [Internet]. 2013 Jun. 30 [cited 2021 Sep. 26];4(2):54-8. Available from: https://headachemedicine.com.br/index.php/hm/article/view/374

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