The Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (PSEQ) successfully demonstrates the extent of debility in migraine surgery patients and puts migraine pain in perspective within the realm of other known pain conditions, according to a study published in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Lisa Gfrerer, M.D., Ph.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues used to PSEQ to evaluate the ability of 90 candidates for migraine surgery to cope with pain. The Migraine Headache Index and PSEQ were completed preoperatively and at 12 months postoperatively. Representative PSEQ scores for other pain conditions were used for comparison.
The researchers found that all scores improved significantly from baseline.