PREVALENCE OF MIGRAINE AMONG PATIENTS PRESENTING IN THE OUTDOOR DEPARTMENT

  1. DR. HAFIZ MUHAMMAD IRFAN, M ISLAM MEDICAL COLLEGE GUJRANWALA
  2. DR. MOBEENA ABBAS, M ISLAM MEDICAL AND DENTAL COLLEGE GUJRANWALA
  3. DR. SULAIMAN HANEEF, HAMDARD COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY KARACHI
Corresponding Author: Dr. Sulaiman Haneef, Hamdard College of Medicine and Dentistry Karachi, 1sulaimancheema@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4108066
Cite this article as: Irfan HM, Abbas M, Haneef S. Prevalence of migraine among patients presenting in the outdoor department. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(10). 357-61

ABSTRACT: Globally, approximately 15% of people are affected by migraines. It most often starts at puberty and is worst during middle age. As of 2016, it is one of the most common causes of disability. Migraine is a primary headache disorder characterized by recurrent headaches that are moderate to severe. Typically, episodes affect one half of the head, are pulsating in nature, and last from a few hours to 3 days. This cross-sectional study was conducted in the outdoor department of different hospitals. The relevant data i.e. name, age, gender, history of migraine, duration of disease, or any aggravating factors were collected on a predefined proforma. A total of 432 patients were enrolled in this study. The mean age of the patients was 28.34±4.56 years. There were 42% females and 58% males included in this study. The mean age of the male patients was 33.67±2.45 years and the mean age of the female patients was 26.34±4.51 years. There were only 43 (9.95%) patients presenting with the symptoms of migraine. The mean duration of symptoms was 2.34±1.89 years, with a minimum duration of six months and a maximum duration of 5 years.

Keywords: Migraine, Outdoor Patients