Treatment Pattern and Awareness of Migraine in Eastern Provinces, Saudi Arabia: A Descriptive Cross Sectional Study
Objectives: This study aimed is to identify treatment pattern and awareness of migraine in Eastern provinces of Saudi Arabia. Methods: The survey questionnaire used to assess the awareness and treatment pattern of migraine was adopted from previous study. The questionnaire contains three sections. The first section contained of items related to demographic information of the participants. The second section contains to assess the knowledge of participants towards migraine. The third part of questionnaire contains about different types of therapy used in treatment of migraine. Results: Overall awareness of migraine among participants from Eastern Provinces of Saudi Arabia is 81.81%. 98.60% participants have heard about the migraine. Nearly 40% of participants are suffering from migraine and main cause of it is stress and tension. Panadol and Brufen drugs were used by almost migraine patient. Although few migraine patient were also used Rapidus. Conclusion: There is higher occurrence of migraine in women than in men by ratio of 12:1. Despite of having good knowledge of migraine (81.81%), only 39.16% participants know about the causes of migraine and only 26.80% of participants know about the preventive measures of migraine. Thus educational and preventive health campaigns are needed all over the Saudi Kingdom.