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Development and validation of the EUROLIGHT questionnaire to evaluate the burden of primary headache disorders in Europe.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20713559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We developed a 103-item self-reporting questionnaire to assess the burden of primary headache disorders on those affected by them, including headache characteristics, associated disability, co-morbidities, disease-management and quality of life. We validated the questionnaire in five languages with 426 participants (131 in UK, 60 in Italy, 107 in Spain, 83 in Germany/Austria, and 45 in France). After a linguistic and a face-content validation, we tested the questionnaire for comprehensibility, internal consistency and test-retest reliability at an interval of one month. In the different countries, response rates were between 73% and 100%. Test-retest reliability varied between -0.27 to 1.0 depending of the nature of the expected agreement. The internal consistency was between 0.69 and 0.91. The EUROLIGHT questionnaire is suitable for evaluating the burden of primary headache disorders, and can be used in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.
Colette Andrée; Michel Vaillant; Jessica Barre; Zaza Katsarava; Jose Miguel Lainez; Marie-Lise Lair; Michel Lanteri-Minet; Christian Lampl; Timothy J Steiner; Lars Jacob Stovner; Cristina Tassorelli; Peter S Sándor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies     Date:  2010-04-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1468-2982     ISO Abbreviation:  Cephalalgia     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-17     Completed Date:  2010-11-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200710     Medline TA:  Cephalalgia     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1082-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre d'Etudes en Santé, Centre de Recherche Public-Santé, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
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MeSH Terms
Cost of Illness*
Europe / epidemiology
Headache Disorders / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Questionnaires / standards*
Reproducibility of Results

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