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BACKGROUND Little is known about the prevalence of specific depressive and anxiety disorders in women before a new course of assisted reproductive technology treatment. Few studies have adopted the proper psychiatric diagnostic procedures. METHODS All consecutive women visiting the assisted reproduction clinic of a university-affiliated medical centre,(More)
To test the psychometric properties of the Chinese (Taiwanese) version of the short form 36 health survey (SF-36), 1439 women, aged 40–54 years and living in Kinmen (a Taiwanese island reflecting a predominantly rural community) were recruited to participate in this survey. The rate of unavailable data points for the 36 tested items remained consistently(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence and correlates of comorbid psychiatric disorders and suicidal risk in community-based adolescents with chronic daily headache (CDH). METHODS We identified and recruited 122 adolescents with CDH from a non-referral student sample (n = 7,900). CDH subtypes were classified according to the most updated criteria of the(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of menopausal transition on the frequency of migraine has never been the focus of a community-based study. METHODS A cross-sectional community-based survey was undertaken among Chinese women aged 40 to 54 years in Kinmen, Taiwan. Neurologists diagnosed migraine based on the 1988 International Headache Society classification criteria.(More)
This study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Taiwanese quality of life questionnaire for adolescents and the factors affecting the quality of life of Taiwanese adolescents. The survey involved 5538 junior high school students, aged 13-15 years. An initial 90-item questionnaire was shortened to 38 items by means of principal component(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the prevalence, impact, and related medication use or overuse of primary chronic daily headache (CDH) among adolescents in a field sample. METHODS The authors conducted a two-phase CDH survey of all students from ages 12 to 14 years in five selected middle schools in Taiwan. Subjects with CDH in the past year were identified and(More)
Medication overuse is relatively common in patients with frequent headache. To explore the prevalence of patients who meet the criteria for substance dependence in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Edition IV (DSM-IV), and to identify variables of substance dependence among patients with chronic daily headache, we recruited consecutive(More)
We conducted a self-administered questionnaire to investigate ice-cream headache in school adolescents aged 13-15 in Taiwan. The target population was 8789 students in 6 public junior high schools. A total of 8359 students completed the questionnaire (response rate 95.1%). The prevalence of ice-cream headache was 40.6%. It was significantly higher in boys(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationship between childhood physical abuse and migraine in adolescents. BACKGROUND Childhood maltreatment might lead to an increased probability of migraine among adults. Nevertheless, the relationship between migraine and childhood abuse is unknown in adolescents. METHODS We enrolled 3955 students, ages 13-15, from 3 middle(More)
BACKGROUND Awareness is growing among clinicians of the importance of suicidal ideation in adolescents. OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between migraine and suicidal ideation in a nonreferred sample of adolescents. METHODS This study surveyed migraine and depression in three middle schools in Taitung County, Taiwan. All students completed the(More)