Observational Study
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World J Methodol. Sep 20, 2022; 12(5): 414-427
Published online Sep 20, 2022. doi: 10.5662/wjm.v12.i5.414
Migraine in physicians and final year medical students: A cross-sectional insight into prevalence, self-awareness, and knowledge from Pakistan
Hassan Choudry, Fateen Ata, Muhammad Naveed Naveed Alam, Ruqaiya Ruqaiya, Mahammed Khan Suheb, Muhammad Qaiser Ikram, Muhammad Muzammil Chouhdry, Muaz Muaz
Hassan Choudry, Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital of Leicester, Leicester LE1, United Kingdom
Fateen Ata, Department of Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha 0000, Qatar
Muhammad Naveed Naveed Alam, Ruqaiya Ruqaiya, Muhammad Qaiser Ikram, Muhammad Muzammil Chouhdry, Muaz Muaz, Department of Neurology, Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad 38000, Punjab, Pakistan
Mahammed Khan Suheb, Department of Neurocritical Care, Adventhealth, Orlando, Florida 33662, United States
Author contributions: Choudry H, Ata F and Naveed Alam M were responsible for study design; Choudry H, Ata F, Naveed Alam M, Ruqaiya R and Qaiser Ikram M did the questionnaire design; Choudry H and Naveed Alam M analyzed the data; Choudry H and Ata F were responsible for the manuscript revision; all authors participated in data collection and manuscript writing.
Institutional review board statement: The study was conducted following the guidelines of the Declaration of Helsinki and approved by the institutional ethical review committee of the Faisalabad Medical University (No. 000319). The ethics committee waived informed consent.
Informed consent statement: Informed consent from patients was waived by the ethics committee.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors report no relevant conflict of interest for this article.
Data sharing statement: Data can be made available from the first or corresponding author at reasonable request
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Fateen Ata, BSc, MBBS, MD, Doctor, Department of Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, PO Box 3050, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha 0000, Qatar. docfateenata@gmail.com
Received: April 28, 2022
Peer-review started: April 28, 2022
First decision: June 8, 2022
Revised: June 22, 2022
Accepted: August 21, 2022
Article in press: August 21, 2022
Published online: September 20, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Despite its high prevalence, migraine remains underdiagnosed worldwide. A significant reason is the knowledge gap in physicians regarding diagnostic criteria, clinical features, and other clinical aspects of migraine. The primary objectives of this study were to measure the knowledge deficit in physicians and medical students and to assess the prevalence of migraine in the same population.