A PROSPECTIVE STUDY ON THE ASSESSMENT OF PRESCRIBING PATTERN AND THE IMPACT OF PATIENT COUNSELING ON MEDICATION ADHERENCE AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG MIGRAINE PATIENTS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL- A PILOT STUDY
Devika J.J., Lijolin V.S., Mobin. P. Chacko, Swathy N.S., Prasobh G.R.* and Grace N. Raju
INTRODUCTION: Migraine is a neurological disease which is characterized by recurrent headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Visual disturbances etc. AIM: The study aimed to analyse the prescribing pattern of migraine and evaluate the impact of patient counselling on the health related quality of life of the patient. METHOD: A Prospective observational comparative study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital. A total of 20 migraine patients were enrolled in the study. Medication adherence was assessed by using ARMS scale and QOL was assessed by using MSQ Version 2.1. RESULT: The age distribution data shows 30% of patients were in the age group of 41to 50 years. Gender wise distribution data of overall study population result indicated a predominant female population (80%). Out of 20 patients, 10 patients (36%) were prescribed with NSAID’s, in which Naproxen+Domperidone combination is dominated. The medication adherence was assessed by using ARMS scale and the results shows that after giving patient counselling there is improvement in patients.The quality of life of migraine is assessed by using MSQ version 2.1 questionnaire and observed that quality of life of migraine patient after counseling was found to be significant.
Keywords: Migraine, Prescribing patterns, Medication adherence, quality of life, patient counselling.
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