Migrenli hastalarda fiziksel aktivite seviyesinin ağrı, fonksiyonellik ve yaşam kalitesine etkisi Effect of physical activity level on pain, functionality, and quality of life in migraine patients


Agri : Agri (Algoloji) Dernegi'nin Yayin organidir = The journal of the Turkish Society of Algology, vol.35, no.4, pp.212-219, 2023 (Scopus) identifier identifier


OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the physical activity (PA) level of individuals with migraine and examine its effects on pain intensity (PI), disability, and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Individuals diagnosed with migraine between the ages of 18 and 55 were included in the study. PA levels are assessed by the International PA Questionnaire Short Form (IPAQ-SF), PI with the McGill Melzack Pain Questionnaire, disability with the Migraine Disability Assessment Scale (MIDAS), and QoL with the World Health Organization QoL Scale Short Form (WHOQOL-BREF). RESULTS: A total of 88 individuals, with a mean age of 34.11±10.51 years, were included in the study; 53.41% were low active (LA), 30.68% were moderate active (MA), and 15.91% were high active (HA). The physical health of LAs (p=0.047) was lower than that of MAs. General (p<0.001), physical (p<0.001), and psychological (p=0.003) health scores were lower than HAs. LAs had a higher disability (p=0.042) and PI (p=0.001) than HAs. There was a weak negative correlation between PA and PI (p=0.001) and disability (p=0.005), and a weak positive correlation between PA levels and social (p=0.007) and environmental (p=0.013) scores, and moderate positive correlations with physical (p=0.000), general (p=0.000), and psychological (p=0.000) scores. CONCLUSION: It was observed that as PA levels increased, PI decreased, and functionality and QoL increased in patients with migraine. Ensuring exercise continuity seems to be effective for improving the negative effects of migraine.