Handedness and Headache

  title={Handedness and Headache},
  author={Harley B. Messinger and Margaret I. Messinger and Lee Kudrow and Lee Kudrow},
  pages={64 - 67}
A California handedness study involved 199 male and 74 female cluster headache sufferers as well as 477 migraineurs. Earlier reported data indicated that cluster headache patients had a left-handedness prevalence of over 15%. With the current data the prevalence in males was 11.0% and in females, 8.2%. The corresponding migraine figures were 11.8% and 8.1%. The cluster and migraine headache groups did not differ significantly from each other or from the expected 10% frequency of left-handedness… Expand
Migraine and Left-Handedness are not Associated. A New Case—Control Study and Meta-Analysis
Neither the study nor the meta-analysis support Geschwind and Behan's hypothesis of an association between migraine and left-handedness, but pooled data from five similar studies did not alter the result. Expand
Non-right-handedness is associated with migraine and soft bipolarity in patients with mood disorders.
The hypothesis that non-right-handedness is associated with migraine and bipolar affective temperaments ("soft bipolarity") in a sample of patients with major affective disorders is supported. Expand
Handedness, Eyedness, and Crossed Hand-Eye Dominance in Male and Female Patients with Migraine with and without Aura: A Pilot Study
There may be a tendency towards anomalous dominance, especially left-eyedness, in migraine patients particularly those with aura, for the total sample and women. Expand
[Left-handedness and health].
The controversy of other results in up-to-now investigations of health aspects of left-handedness may partly be explained by a scientific disagreement whether writing with the left hand is a sufficient criterium for left- handedness, or is it necessary to investigate other parameters for laterality assessment. Expand
Factoring Handedness Data: II. Geschwinds Multidimensional Hypothesis
Geschwind's assertion that handedness is not unidimensional is supported by identifying measures to normalize the handedness item distributions by choosing a transformation for each item that was optimal as assessed by D'Agostino's K2 statistic. Expand
Factoring Handedness Data: I. Item Analysis
In a 1984 survey in Boston, using Oldfield's ten-item questionnaire exactly as published, this produced unimodal item distributions, and with reflection of the five-point item scale and a logarithmic transformation, achieved a degree of normalization for the items. Expand
Biomechanical analysis of spasticity treatment in patients with multiple sclerosis
A simple biomechanical analysis of voluntary movements revealed a significant reduction of spasticity after 30 days of baclofen therapy in patients with multiple sclerosis that was not detected by clinical assessments. Expand
Clusterkopfschmerz und chronische paroxysmale Hemikranie
Tritt Clusterkopfschmerz oder chronische paroxysmale Hemikranie erstmalig in enger zeitlicher Beziehung mit einer derjenigen Storungen auf, die in den Gruppen 5–11 aufgelistet sind, so ist bei derExpand
Differences in Saccadic Latency and Express Saccades between Skilled and Novice Ball Players in Tracking Predictable and Unpredictable Targets at Two Visual Angles
The results suggested that predictive ability might be one of the general characters distinguishing skilled ball athletes from novices in visuomotor performance and the prediction might reduce the mean difference in the saccadic latency at various visual angles. Expand
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Migraine and Left-Handedness: Is There a Connection?
Comparison of the frequency of left-handedness in migraine and tension headache patients at a headache center found a modest association of cluster headache and left- handedness disappeared when adjustment was made for the strong predilection of cluster headaches for the male sex. Expand
Left-handedness: association with immune disease, migraine, and developmental learning disorder.
  • N. Geschwind, P. Behan
  • Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 1982
An experimental study designed to test the following hypothesis derived from clinical observations: There is an elevated frequency in left-handed individuals and in their families of immune disease, migraine, and developmental learning disorders and finds markedly higher frequencies in the left- handers than in the right-handers. Expand
Measuring handedness with questionnaires
  • M. Bryden
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Neuropsychologia
  • 1977
Factor analysis of the individual items revealed a primary handedness factor, and two factors that are idiosyncratic to the wording of the questions, which suggest shortened versions of the two tests are recommended. Expand
The assessment and analysis of handedness: the Edinburgh inventory.
An inventory of 20 items with a set of instructions and response- and computational-conventions is proposed and the results obtained from a young adult population numbering some 1100 individuals are reported. Expand
The origin of left hand preference: Pathological and non-pathological influences
The data were interpreted as supporting SATZ's (Cortex 8, 121-135, 1972) rather than BAKAN et al.'s (Neuropsychologia 11, 363-366, 1973) model of "pathological" left-handedness. Expand
Handedness is not a Unidimensional Trait
It is demonstrated that sampling a wide range of manual activities reveals dimensions of hand preference that are independent, suggesting that manual preference is governed by more than one neural system and that these systems may be independently lateralized. Expand
Handedness assessment inventory
A modified form of Oldfields Edinburgh Handedness Inventory was given to 406 students and revealed the presence of two factors; one which could be labelled handedness and a smaller one which was dependent upon the wording of items. Expand
Flunarizine in Prophylaxis of Childhood Migraine: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study
It is concluded that flunarizine is an effective drug for the treatment of childhood migraine and in a study of this length no serious side effects were discovered. Expand
Cluster Headache: Mechanisms and Management
When you read more every page of this cluster headache mechanisms and management, what you will obtain is something great. Expand
A factor analysis of self-reported handedness
A questionnaire on manual preference was administered to 160 students. Their reported preference in seven different tasks was shown to define a single underlying dimension of handedness.