Agreement of self-reported physician diagnosis of migraine with international classification of headache disorders-II migraine diagnostic criteria in a cross-sectional study of pregnant women

Chunfang Qiu, Michelle A. Williams, Sheena K. Aurora, B. L. Peterlin, Bizu Gelaye, Ihunnaya O. Frederick, Daniel A. Enquobahrie

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Abstract

Background: Migraine, a common chronic-intermittent disorder among reproductive age women, has emerged as a novel risk factor for adverse perinatal outcomes. Diagnostic reliability of self-report of physician-diagnosed migraine has not been investigated in pregnancy cohort studies. We investigated agreement of self-report of physician-diagnosed migraine with the diagnostic criteria promoted by the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd edition (ICHD-II).Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted among 500 women who provided information on a detailed migraine questionnaire that allowed us to apply all ICHD-II diagnostic criteria.Results: Approximately 92% of women reporting a diagnosis of migraine had the diagnosis between the ages of 11 and 40 years (<10 years 6.8%; 11-20 years 38.8%; 21-30 years 42.7%; 31-40 years 10.7%; and >40 years 1.0%). We confirmed self-reported migraine in 81.6% of women when applying the ICHD-II criteria for definitive migraine (63.1%) and probable migraine (18.5%).Conclusion: There is good agreement between self-reported migraine and ICHD-II-based migraine classification in this pregnancy cohort. We demonstrate the feasibility of using questionnaire-based migraine assessment according to full ICHD-II criteria in epidemiological studies of pregnant women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number50
JournalBMC Women's Health
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 13 2013

Keywords

  • Agreement
  • Diagnosis
  • ICHD-II
  • Migraine
  • Pregnancy
  • Self-report

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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