Evaluation of a Workplace-Based Migraine Education Program.


OBJECTIVE Migraine affects approximately 10% of working-age adults and is associated with increased health care costs, absenteeism, and presenteeism in the workplace. A migraine education program was offered to United States employees of a global financial services organization. METHODS Two hundred forty three employees (46% response rate) completed both a baseline and 6-month follow-up migraine questionnaire. The program included webinars, E-mailed educational tips, and intranet-based resources. RESULTS No change was found in the frequency of migraines but improvements were observed in the severity, workdays missed, effectiveness at work during migraine, and work/activity limitations. Participants reported taking action to identify and reduce migraine triggers. CONCLUSIONS A worksite disease education program for migraine headache has the potential to significantly impact lost productivity and absenteeism for migraineurs.

DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000781

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@article{Burton2016EvaluationOA, title={Evaluation of a Workplace-Based Migraine Education Program.}, author={Wayne N. Burton and Chin-Yu Chen and Xingquan Li and Maureen McCluskey and Denise Erickson and Alyssa B. Schultz}, journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine}, year={2016}, volume={58 8}, pages={790-5} }