OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to ascertain whether level of optimization of acute treatment of migraine is related to work productivity across the spectrum of migraine.
METHODS: Data were from the Chronic Migraine Epidemiology and Outcomes (CaMEO) Study, an internet-based longitudinal survey. Respondents with migraine who reported full-time employment and use of ≥1 acute prescription medication for migraine were included. We determined relationships among lost productive time (LPT; measured with the Migraine Disability Assessment Scale), acute treatment optimization (Migraine Treatment Optimization Questionnaire- ), and monthly headache days (MHDs).
RESULTS: There was a direct relationship between LPT and MHD category. Greater acute treatment optimization was associated with lower total LPT, less absenteeism, and less presenteeism within each MHD category.
CONCLUSIONS: Optimizing acute treatment for migraine may reduce LPT in people with migraine and reduce indirect costs.
Buse, Dawn C; Nahas, Stephanie J.; Stewart, Walter Buzz F; Armand, Cynthia E; Reed, Michael L; Fanning, Kristina M; Manack Adams, Aubrey; and Lipton, Richard B, "Optimized Acute Treatment of Migraine Is Associated With Greater Productivity in People With Migraine: Results From the Chronic Migraine Epidemiology and Outcomes (CaMEO) Study." (2023). Department of Neurology Faculty Papers. Paper 318.
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