Author: Farina Saleem
Supervisor: Iram Fatima, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study intended to explore the relationship among migraine severity, cognitive failures and quality of life in migraine patients. Correlation research design was used for the study. Purposive sampling technique was used to collect a sample of 75 diagnosed migraine patients. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a positive relationship among migraine severity, cognitive failures and impairment in quality of life. It was further hypothesized that migraine severity and cognitive failures would positively predict impairment in quality of life. Moreover, it was also expected that cognitive failures would mediate between migraine severity and impairment in quality of life. Cognitive Failure Questionnaire (Broadbent et al., 1982) was used to assess the cognitive failures. Migraine Disability Assessment Scale (Lipton et al., 1999) was used to assess the migraine severity and Quality of Life was assessed through Comprehensive Headache Related Quality of Life Questionnaire (Csaba et al., 2013). Results revealed migraine severity and cognitive failures positively predicted impairment in quality of life. Cognitive failures mediated between migraine severity and overall quality of life. Moreover, cognitive failures mediated between migraine severity and mental quality of life. The study has important implications in clinical settings where it can be used by clinicians while devising treatment plan for with migraine patients.
Keywords: Migraine Severity, Cognitive Failures, Quality of Life.
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