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IJMDC. 2020; 4(3): 746-752

The pattern of use, effectiveness, and satisfaction of patients regarding migraine treatment in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Yasamiyan Rabah Salem Al-Harbi, Manal Abdel Hakim Selim.

ABSTRACT

Background: The most common cause of chronic recurrent headaches without alarming symptoms is migraine. Potential triggers could precipitate acute attacks, and these include stress, specific foods, dehydration, missed meals, or disturbed sleep. Thereby, this study aimed to find the pattern of use, effectiveness, and the satisfaction of patients in Saudi Arabia regarding the abortive and prophylactic treatment of migraine. Methodology: The study included two steps: the first step was a pre-designed online questionnaire, which included a series of questions about the Saudi patient demographics, migraine history, type, symptoms, severity and triggers, as well as types of medications used as abortive therapy during the episodes, and the prophylactic treatment. The second step was a retrospective cross-sectional study on records of patients admitted to the Headache Clinic of the Neurology Department in King Fahd Specialist Hospital and diagnosed with migraine. Results: Total 209 participants responded to the online questionnaire in this study. Males had significantly higher satisfaction as compared to the females (p-value = 0.01). Patients aging between 20 and 40 years showed the highest appreciation of medication (p-value = 0.049). Patients who were on beta-blockers or Tricyclic antidepressants showed a higher level of satisfaction (p-value = 0.001), while patients who used prophylactic treatment for more than 12 months were more satisfied with their response as compared to other groups (p-value = 0.002). Conclusion: Pharmacologic management is still primitive. The preventive approach was also under-utilized. Under-treatment of migraine would affect patients' satisfaction and compliance, and most importantly patients' suffering.

Keywords:
Migraine, headache, treatment


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The pattern of use, effectiveness, and satisfaction of patients regarding migraine treatment in Saudi Arabia


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Yasamiyan Rabah Salem Al-Harbi
Pharmacy College, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Manal Abdel Hakim Selim
Lecturer, Pharmacy Practice Department, Pharmacy College, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Yasamiyan Rabah Salem Al-Harbi, Pharmacy College, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia.; yas.mino@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 14 Jan 2020
Published in print 25 Feb 2020

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Al-Harbi YRS, Selim MAH. The pattern of use, effectiveness, and satisfaction of patients regarding migraine treatment in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(3): 746-752. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579004848


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Al-Harbi YRS, Selim MAH. The pattern of use, effectiveness, and satisfaction of patients regarding migraine treatment in Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=81986 [Access: March 28, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579004848


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Al-Harbi YRS, Selim MAH. The pattern of use, effectiveness, and satisfaction of patients regarding migraine treatment in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(3): 746-752. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579004848


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Al-Harbi YRS, Selim MAH. The pattern of use, effectiveness, and satisfaction of patients regarding migraine treatment in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited March 28, 2020]; 4(3): 746-752. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579004848


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Al-Harbi, Y. R. S. & Selim, . M. A. H. (2020) The pattern of use, effectiveness, and satisfaction of patients regarding migraine treatment in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (3), 746-752. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579004848


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Al-Harbi, Yasamiyan Rabah Salem, and Manal Abdel Hakim Selim. 2020. The pattern of use, effectiveness, and satisfaction of patients regarding migraine treatment in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (3), 746-752. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579004848


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Al-Harbi, Yasamiyan Rabah Salem, and Manal Abdel Hakim Selim. "The pattern of use, effectiveness, and satisfaction of patients regarding migraine treatment in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 746-752. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579004848


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Al-Harbi, Yasamiyan Rabah Salem, and Manal Abdel Hakim Selim. "The pattern of use, effectiveness, and satisfaction of patients regarding migraine treatment in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.3 (2020), 746-752. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579004848


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Al-Harbi, Y. R. S. & Selim, . M. A. H. (2020) The pattern of use, effectiveness, and satisfaction of patients regarding migraine treatment in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (3), 746-752. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579004848


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