Prevalence of menstrually-related migraine in a population of students from a municipal university center in the interior of Brazil

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https://doi.org/10.48208/HeadacheMed.2021.6

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Headache, Migraine, Migraine related to menstruation

Abstract

Objective
To identify the prevalence of migraine associated to menstruation in a population of students at a college in Brazil’s inland.
Methods
The students were recruited and submitted to the Test for the Identification of Women with Menstrual Period-Related Headache based on the ID-MigraineTM and Menstrual Migraine Assessment Tool questionnaires. Migraine diagnosis was made according to ICHD-3 criteria.
Results
Of the 424 students, 312 (73.5%) answered affirmatively in at least two of the four questions in the first part of the questionnaire and in the following 216 (69.2%) of these reported having migraine related to their menstrual period in the majority of the months.
Conclusions
Menstrual migraine is a prevalent public health problem that deserves attention in order to ensure a better quality of life for women affected by such a condition.

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Tavares IS, Germano AP, Bordini CA. Prevalence of menstrually-related migraine in a population of students from a municipal university center in the interior of Brazil. HM [Internet]. 2021 Mar. 31 [cited 2021 Sep. 26];:29-34. Available from: https://headachemedicine.com.br/index.php/hm/article/view/441

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