Volume 24, Issue 117 (10-2014)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2014, 24(117): 194-203 | Back to browse issues page

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Sadeghi O, Maghsoudi Z, Nasiri M, Khorvash F, Askari G. The Association between Anthropometric Measurements and Severity, Frequency and Duration of Headache Attacks in Adults with Migraine in Isfahan. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2014; 24 (117) :194-203
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-4458-en.html

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Abstract Background and purpose: Migraine is a kind of primary headache that involves neurovascular system. Some studies have shown that obesity could affect the severity, frequency and duration of migraine attacks. This study aimed at investigating the association between anthropometric measurements and severity, frequency and duration of headache in patients with migraine. Material and methods: This descriptive-correlational study was conducted in 100 migraine patients who referred to Isfahan Korshid and Imam Mosua Sader Clinics in 2013. Anthropometric measurements such as weight, height, Body Mass Index (BMI), Body Fat Mass (BFM) and Waist Circumference (WC) were measured for each patient. Data was analyzed by SPSS V.19 using t-test, X2 and regression tests. Results: The mean of patients’ BMI, BFS and WC in men and women was 24.46±4.45 and 24.72±4.58kg/m2, 17.66±8.12 and 20.12±7.31 kg, 88.62±11.68 and 80.81±9.03 cm, respectively. The mean of severity, frequency and duration of migraine attacks in men and women was 6.96±0.92 and 7.15±0.92, 11.21±8.68 and 11.26±10.16 per month, 18.19±16.16 and 21.75±18.63 hours, respectively. In total population, BMI, BFS and WC had significant effect on severity and frequency of migraine attacks (P≤ 0.01). While, no significant association was found between anthropometric measurements and duration of migraine attacks (P>0.05). Conclusion: In this study, the mean of BMI, BFM and WC, (the indices of central and general obesity) were in appropriate levels but these indices had significant role in severity and frequency of migraine attacks. However, no significant relationship was seen between mentioned measurements and duration of migraine attacks. Keywords: Migraine, body mass index, body fat mass, waist circumference, obesity
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