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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-9565

Andrée, C; Vaillant, M; Rott, C; Katsarava, Z; Sándor, P S (2008). Development of a self-reporting questionnaire, BURMIG, to evaluate the burden of migraine. Journal of Headache and Pain, 9(5):309-315.

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We developed a 77-item self-reporting questionnaire to assess the burden of migraine (BURMIG), including headache characteristics, migraine associated disability, comorbidities, management, and the consequences on the patients' lives. We translated BURMIG into four languages (French, Portuguese, German and English) and tested it in 130 headache patients (20 pain clinic, 17 primary care and 93 general public) in Luxembourg. We performed a linguistic and a face-content validation and tested the questionnaire for its comprehensiveness, internal consistency and for its retest-reliability at an interval of 1 month (completion rates were 79.6 and 76.4%, for test and retest, respectively). Retest-reliability for the different parts of the questionnaire varied between 0.6 and 1.0 (Kappa coefficient), with an intracorrelation coefficient of 0.7-1.0. The internal consistency was between 0.74 and 0.91 (Cronbach's alpha). The questionnaire BURMIG is suitable to evaluate the burden of migraine and can be used in English, German, French and Portuguese.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:October 2008
Deposited On:05 Jan 2009 14:58
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:47
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s10194-008-0059-1
PubMed ID:18712275

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