Personality in patients with migraine evaluated with the "Temperament and Character Inventory"

  • Sánchez-Román S
  • Télez-Zenteno J
  • Zerment̃o-Phols F
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The objective of this study was to assess the personality profile of a sample of Mexican patients with migraine using the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI). A cross-sectional study was performed including adult migraine patients identified from the outpatient neurology clinics of two large teaching hospitals in Mexico City. Patients were asked to voluntarily participate in the study. A physician conducted a standardised diagnostic interview adhering to the criteria of the International Headache Society (IHS). Patients were interviewed and administered the TCI. We used two healthy controls groups and a third group of non-migraine pain controls. One hundred and fortytwo subjects with migraine, 108 healthy blood donors, 269 young healthy controls and 30 patients with non-migraine pain (NMP) were included in the study. Patients with migraine had higher scores in the dimension harm avoidance (HA) and all its sub-dimensions (p

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  • Character
  • Harm avoidance
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Personality
  • TCI
  • Temperament

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  • Jose Tellez-ZentenoUniversity of Saskatchewan

  • Sofia Sánchez-Román

  • Fernando Zerment̃o-Phols

  • Guillermo García-Ramos

  • Antonio Velázquez

  • Paul Derry

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