A survey of family doctors on the likeability of migraine and other common diseases and their prevalence of migraine

R. W. Evans, R. E. Evans, H. J. Kell

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Abstract

A survey of 148 family doctors attending a continuing medical education migraine update lecture was performed to assess whether family doctors like to treat migraine and other common disorders and the prevalence of migraine. Doctors were asked to respond to the following statement using a five-point Likert scale (from 1, strongly disagree to 5, strongly agree): 'I like to treat patients with this disease or symptom'. The response rate was 53% with a mean age of 51.5 years. Doctors reported liking to treat general medical conditions more (mean = 4.40) than migraine (mean = 3.38) and other neurological diseases (mean = 3.20). Doctors reported a personal history of migraine in the prior 1 year of 22.8% and 45.6% lifetime, with 17% becoming aware for the first time that they personally had migraine after attending the lecture. Respondents with a personal history of migraine liked to treat migraine more than those without a history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)620-623
Number of pages4
JournalCephalalgia
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

Keywords

  • Doctor-patient relationship
  • Family doctors
  • Likeability
  • Migraine
  • Prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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