Problems managing your migraine?
This remote study is facilitated by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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Research Topic:
About this research study:
Little is known about how people with migraine manage their migraine throughout the day.
This study will evaluate factors associated with how people with migraine manage migraine, and will evaluate whether different types of education change how people manage migraine. If you choose to participate you will be asked to enter information into an electronic headache diary (an "app") three times a day for up to six months and complete several on-line surveys. If you meet criteria, you will be randomized to receive one of two types of education about migraine after three months.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Migraine is a common, painful and disabling disorder. Some people with migraine use more effective day-to-day strategies to manage migraine than other people. This study seeks to understand how people manage their migraines, what factors impact patient migraine management, and whether education about migraine can change patient migraine management. This is NOT a drug study.
Is this study for me?
This study may be for you if:

  • A physician has given you a diagnosis of migraine
  • You use an acute medication prescribed by your doctor to treat migraine at least once/month
  • You are between the ages of 18-65
  • You have any type of headache on 4-14 days each month.
  • You read English
  • You are not pregnant and do not plan to become pregnant during the next 3-6 months.
How long would I take part in this research?
It would take you up to 6 months to complete this research study. During this time, we would not ask you to make any in-person study visits. All contact will be via the phone or app.
What will happen if I participate in the study?
You will be sent an internet link to provide informed consent and complete baseline surveys. The surveys will include questions about:

  • Your general health
  • Your demographics
  • Your headache symptoms
  • Any disability you experience due to your headaches
  • Thoughts, feelings and beliefs related to headaches
  • Your emotional health

You will be sent instructions to initialize the study app for diary data collection. The app will alert you to fill out the diary three times a day for three months and you will receive links for additional surveys once each month.

If you continue to meet criteria after three months, you will have the opportunity to continue in the
study and be randomized to receive one of two kinds of education about migraine through your
headache diary. You will continue to complete the headache diary three times a day and receive
additional surveys each month for an additional three months. Thus, the total potential length of
study participation is 6 months.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Total compensation can be up to $190 ($105 for first three months, $85 for second three
months); $10 to $20 for each survey.

If you choose to withdraw from the study before your participation is completed, you will be paid only for what you completed.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There will be no cost to you to participate in the study.