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Prognostic Significance of Personality Profiles in
Patients with Chronic Migraine
Luconi R, Bartolini M, Taffi R, et al.
Posted: October 2007  
Headache 2007;47:1118-1124

Background and Objective:   The aim of this study was to assess whether the psychological profile may have prognostic significance in chronic migraine patients.

Methods:   One hundred and two patients completed the study. Migraine-related disability was measured using the Migraine Disability Assessment questionnaire at baseline and again after 2 years, during which patients received prophylactic treatment for migraine.

Conclusions:   Findings suggest that psychological factors can influence the clinical course of chronic migraine and that psychological evaluation may be a reliable approach to obtain prognostic data and information for therapy planning in patients with chronic migraine.