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A Quality of Life Study in Patients With Migraines

This study has been terminated.
(Study terminated due to expiration of IRB approval)
Rush University Medical Center
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Northwell Health Identifier:
First received: March 1, 2006
Last updated: August 8, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
The purpose of this study is to compare depressive characteristics in migraine patients to those observed in patients with epilepsy in a previous study, and determine whether those symptoms are unique to patients with epilepsy.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Dysphoric-like Disorder of Epilepsy, Is It Unique?

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Dysphoric-like depressive characteristics in patient with epilepsy [ Time Frame: N/A (cross-sectional study) ]

Enrollment: 52
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
A form of depression known as dysphoric-like disorder is common in people with epilepsy, which may significantly affect the quality of life in these people, as shown in a previous study. However, it is unclear if this depressive disorder is unique to patients with epilepsy. In order to assess whether these symptoms are unique and idiosyncratic to the epilepsy population, in this multi-center study, these dysphoric depressive features will be contrasted to those seen in patients with other neurologic or psychiatric conditions. Migraine is selected as one of the comparison disorders because it shares with epilepsy characteristics of being a recurrent episodic central nervous system disorder, and our site will only enroll patients with migraine headaches.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Migraine patients will be recruited from the outpatient neurology clinics / offices.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female 18 years of age or older
  • Have the diagnosis of migraine
  • Have had no change in migraine medication(s) 30 days prior to study
  • Achieve a satisfactory score on the Wide Range Achievement Test 3 (WRAT3) test at the screening visit
  • Capable of completing self-reporting questionnaires
  • Willing and able to provide written informed consent and comply with the study protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of a clinically significant comorbidity of an unstable or progressive nature
  • Presence of major depression
  • Participation in an investigational drug study within the past 30 days
  • Inability to communicate well with site study personnel
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00298805

United States, New York
North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
Great Neck, New York, United States, 11021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwell Health
Rush University Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Andres M Kanner, MD Rush University Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Northwell Health Identifier: NCT00298805     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05.02.073
Study First Received: March 1, 2006
Last Updated: August 8, 2013

Keywords provided by Northwell Health:
Quality of Life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Migraine Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases processed this record on March 29, 2017