Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 906-910

Validity and Reliability of an Arabic version of the migraine screen questionnaire in the primary care setting for identifying hidden migraine

Authors: Alaa M. Alaqeel, Suzan S. Alaqeel, Ahmed I. Andijani, Eyad A. Demyati.

ABSTRACT

Background: Migraine is a common chronic and disabling condition, diagnosed late in most patients. Late diagnosis is mainly due to the lack of early diagnostic criteria that could be used in primary healthcare. We aimed to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Arabic version of the migraine screen questionnaire (MS-Q) as a screening tool for migraine in the primary care setting. Methods: This study had three stages. Stage 1 involved the translation of the MS-Q from English to Arabic and back-translation from Arabic to English. In stage 2, the test-retest reliability of the questionnaire was assessed. In stage 3, the questionnaire was validated against the diagnosis made by expert physicians based on the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition (ICHD-3), in 308 patients attending primary healthcare centers in Saudi Arabia. Results: Of the 400 screened participants, 308 (77%) were eligible for the study (mean age, 29.9 8.9 years). The Cronbach α coefficient ranged from 0.81 to 0.83 (95% CI), which considered accepted. The Pearson correlation coefficient showed a high intraclass correlation (95% CI, 0.77-0.82). The receiver operating characteristic curve analysis between MS-Q and ICHD-3 scores showed an area under the curve of 0.97 (95% CI, 0.94-0.99), with a sensitivity of 0.95 and specificity of 0.99. Conclusion: The Arabic version of the MS-Q is an easy-to-use, straightforward, valid, and reliable tool for primary care diagnosis of migraine.

Keywords:
Headache, migraine, Arabic, questionnaire


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Validity and Reliability of an Arabic version of the migraine screen questionnaire in the primary care setting for identifying hidden migraine


Authors
Alaa M Alaqeel
Family Medicine Resident, King Fahad Medical City, Sulaimania, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Suzan S Alaqeel
Intern, AlMaarefa University, King Khalid Branch Road, Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed I Andijani
Associate Consultant in Family Medicine, King Fahad Medical City, Cluster2, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Eyad A Demyati
Consultant in Family Medicine & Community Health Services Department, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz University Hospital, Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Alaa Alaqeel, Alaa Mustafa Alaqeel; Family medicine resident, King Fahad Medical City, Sulaimania, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; aq.alaa@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 29 Jan 2021
Accepted 10 Feb 2021
Published online 12 Feb 2021
Published in print 04 Mar 2021

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Alaqeel AM, Alaqeel SS, Andijani AI, Demyati EA. Validity and Reliability of an Arabic version of the migraine screen questionnaire in the primary care setting for identifying hidden migraine. IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 906-910. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611922218


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Alaqeel AM, Alaqeel SS, Andijani AI, Demyati EA. Validity and Reliability of an Arabic version of the migraine screen questionnaire in the primary care setting for identifying hidden migraine. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=50337 [Access: April 22, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611922218


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Alaqeel AM, Alaqeel SS, Andijani AI, Demyati EA. Validity and Reliability of an Arabic version of the migraine screen questionnaire in the primary care setting for identifying hidden migraine. IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 906-910. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611922218


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Alaqeel AM, Alaqeel SS, Andijani AI, Demyati EA. Validity and Reliability of an Arabic version of the migraine screen questionnaire in the primary care setting for identifying hidden migraine. IJMDC. (2021), [cited April 22, 2021]; 5(3): 906-910. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611922218


Harvard Style

Alaqeel, A. M., Alaqeel, . S. S., Andijani, . A. I. & Demyati, . E. A. (2021) Validity and Reliability of an Arabic version of the migraine screen questionnaire in the primary care setting for identifying hidden migraine. IJMDC, 5 (3), 906-910. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611922218


Turabian Style

Alaqeel, Alaa M., Suzan S. Alaqeel, Ahmed I. Andijani, and Eyad A. Demyati. 2021. Validity and Reliability of an Arabic version of the migraine screen questionnaire in the primary care setting for identifying hidden migraine. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (3), 906-910. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611922218


Chicago Style

Alaqeel, Alaa M., Suzan S. Alaqeel, Ahmed I. Andijani, and Eyad A. Demyati. "Validity and Reliability of an Arabic version of the migraine screen questionnaire in the primary care setting for identifying hidden migraine." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 906-910. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611922218


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alaqeel, Alaa M., Suzan S. Alaqeel, Ahmed I. Andijani, and Eyad A. Demyati. "Validity and Reliability of an Arabic version of the migraine screen questionnaire in the primary care setting for identifying hidden migraine." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.3 (2021), 906-910. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611922218


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alaqeel, A. M., Alaqeel, . S. S., Andijani, . A. I. & Demyati, . E. A. (2021) Validity and Reliability of an Arabic version of the migraine screen questionnaire in the primary care setting for identifying hidden migraine. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (3), 906-910. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611922218


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