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Table 1 Comparison of baseline demographic, clinical and headache characteristics, total MSQ, EF, RP and RR, MIDAS and LDQ, between responders and non-responders at the 24-week visit

From: Migraine-specific quality of life questionnaire and relapse of medication overuse headache

  Non-responders (51) Responders (31)  
  n (%) n (%) p-value
Sex    
F 41 (80.4) 24 (77.4) 0.7475
M 10 (19.6) 7 (22.58)  
Age class (years)    
18-34 years 8 (15.7) 5 (16.1) 0.6547
35 - 44 years 20 (39.2) 10 (32.3)  
45 - 54 years 18 (35.3) 10 (32.3)  
55 - 64 years 5 (9.8) 6 (19.3)  
BMI class    
(<18) Underweight 2 (4) 1 (3.2) 0.4466
(18–24.9) Normalweight 32 (64) 17 (54.8)  
(25–29.9) Overweight 10 (20) 11 (35.5)  
(>30) Obese 6 (12) 2 (6.5)  
Missing 1   
Comorbidity    
No 36 (70.6) 25 (80.7) 0.3117
Yes 15 (29.4) 6 (19.3)  
Surgery    
No 15 (30.6) 7 (23.3) 0.4836
Yes 34 (69.4) 23 (76.7)  
Missing 2 1  
Headache days/month    
15-25 22 (43.1) 17 (54.8) 0.3036
>25 29 (56.9) 14 (45.2)  
Headache intensity    
Slight 0 (0) 3 (9.7) 0.0639
Moderate 20 (39.2) 9 (29)  
Severe 31 (60.8) 19 (61.3)  
Headache duration (years)    
0 - 10 years 8 (15.7) 3 (9.7) 0.8787
11 - 20 years 12 (23.5) 7 (22.6)  
21 - 30 years 16 (31.4) 11 (35.5)  
>30 years 15 (29.4) 10 (32.2)  
MOH duration (years)    
<1 year 7 (13.7) 3 (9.7) 0.6263
1-3 years 13 (25.5) 11 (35.5)  
3-5 years 13 (25.5) 5 (16.1)  
>5 years 18 (35.3) 12 (38.7)  
Over used drugs    
Analgesics > 14 days 20 (39.2) 9 (29) 0.3617
Analgesicscombinations > 9 days 5 (9.8) 7 (22.6)  
Drugcombinations > 9 days 15 (29.4) 7 (22.6)  
Triptancombinations > 9 days 11 (21.6) 8 (25.8)  
  Median (IQR) Median (IQR) p-value
MSQ 40.0 (27.0 - 50.0) 33.0 (24.0 - 41.0) 0.0180
EF 8.0 (4.0 - 12.0) 5.0 (2.0 - 7.0) 0.0330
RP 9.0 (6.0 - 13.0) 6.0 (5.0 - 9.0) 0.0195
RR 23.0 (16.0 - 27.0) 18.0 (15.0 - 24.0) 0.1188
MIDAS 70 (24.0 - 96.0) 38.0 (15.0 - 75.0) 0.1119
LDQ 7.0 (5.0 - 14.0) 8.0 (7.0 - 13.0) 0.5031
  1. BMI: Body Mass Index
  2. MSQ: Migraine-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire
  3. EF: Emotional Function
  4. RP: Role Preventive
  5. RR: Role Restriction
  6. MIDAS: MIgraine DisAbility queStionnaire
  7. LDQ: Leeds Dependence Questionnaire
  8. IQR: Interquartile range