Assessment of Quality of Life in Migraine

Taskapilioglu O., Karli N.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.50, pp.60-64, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Quality of life is the perception of an individual's position in life associated with his objectives, expectations, interests, and standard's of life. Health-related quality of life, on the other hand, includes satisfaction with his health and emotional reaction to his state of health. Primary headaches are encountered commonly in adults during their most productive years like end of puberty and at the beginning of 50's. Migraine alone is responsible for 1.3% of years with disability in the world, all headaches together being responsible for twice of this load. Headaches both worsen quality of life of individuals and place a significant burden on the society. This review will focus on the effects of primary headaches, especially migraine, on quality of life and tools used to evaluate these effects. (Archives of Neuropsychiatry 2013; 50 Supplement 1: 60-64)