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RMJ. 2016; 41(4): 410-414

Impact of migraine headache on psychosocial life of Type-D personality in medical students

Aabida Lateef, Muhammad Arshad Dahar, Khalida Latif.

The study aimed at investigation of the impact of migraine headache on psychosocial life of Type-D personality in medical students. Migraine is a heterogeneous disorder characterized by attacks that vary in frequency, duration, severity and symptomatology. Migraine sufferers experience reduced health-related quality of life in comparison with the general population. Objectives of the study were to screen out the type-D personality migraineurs and to find out the impact of migraine on psychosocial life of medical students through quantitative and qualitative method. For this purpose two medical colleges (Rawalpindi medical College and Islamic International Medical College) were selected randomly at the first stage. Later on, 100 medical students (50 from each college) of third year of the age range 19-22 years were selected randomly. For quantitative data; Migraine Disability Assessment Scale, Type-D personality scale and Quality of Life scale were used to identify migraineurs, screen out Type-D personality students and measure the psychosocial life of medical students respectively. Moreover, qualitative data were collected through interview guideline. Regression for the quantitative data and cluster analysis for qualitative data were used out for quantitative and qualitative data correspondingly. Then, the data were interpreted, findings were made, conclusions were drawn and recommendations were suggested.

Key words: Migraine headache, Psychosocial, Disorders, Type-D personality, Migraineurs

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