Session topic


Title: Association between migraine and psychological and behavioural factors
ID: P0142
Type: ePoster
Talk time: 2 + 1 min
Session: Poster Session 8

Speaker: G. Saporito (L'Aquila/IT)

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Background: Migraine is a neurological disorder that influences the patient's well-being, often leading to stress and discomfort. A relationship between migraine and sleep quality has been reported, as well as a frequent association of migraine with anxiety and mood alterations.

Method: Sixty-five patients with Episodic Migraine (EM;65F;43.9±7.2), 65 with Chronic Migraine (CM;65F;47.8±8.5), and 65 Healthy Controls (HC;65F;43.7±9.3) were assessed using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index(PSQI), the Insomnia Severity Index(ISI), the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), the Intolerance of Uncertainty Inventory (IUI-10), the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale-12(IUIS12), the URS Scale, the IA Questionnaire, the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire(EPQ-R), the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI-2), the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3 (ASI-3), the Brief-Temps, the General Decision Making Style (GDMS), the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS).

Results:A statistically significant difference among the three groups has been found in the score obtained: PSQI (p<.001), ISI (p=.002), EPQ-R/P (p=.045), STAI-2 (p=.002), ASI-3-PH (p=.01); ASI-3-ME (p<.001), PCS TOT(p<.001), TEMPS TOT (p<.001).

Conclusions:It is plausible to hypothesize that CM shows a reduced quality and quantity of sleep as compared to the other groups. Moreover, CM seems to show an increase in arousal in response to environmental stimuli combined with mood instability, with an ensuing tendency to accentuate the severity and perception of pain.