ID migraine questionnaire in temporomandibular disorders with craniofacial pain: a study by using a multidisciplinary approach

Neurol Sci. 2009 Aug;30(4):295-9. doi: 10.1007/s10072-009-0098-7. Epub 2009 Jun 3.


To evaluate the prevalence of migraine and related disability and the role of ID migraine questionnaire as a screening tool in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) and craniofacial pain (CFP). TMDs patients with CFP underwent stomatognathic (RDC/TMD criteria) and neurological visits (IHS criteria, 2004). ID migraine questionnaire and MIgraine Disability Assessment Scale (MIDAS) were also administered. Out of 45 patients, 69% met diagnosis of migraine plus chronic tension-type headache (CTTH); 9% presented CTTH and 20% were migraineurs. Out of 39 migraineurs who completed MIDAS, 56% presented the highest disability grade. Out of 37 patients who completed ID migraine questionnaire, 32 resulted affected by probable migraine with a diagnostic sensibility and specificity of 94% and 100%, respectively. Our findings showed a clinical association between TMDs and migraine. We support a clinical role of ID migraine and MIDAS in TMDs patients with CFP and we underline the importance of a multidisciplinary evaluation in this group of migraineurs.

MeSH terms

  • Age of Onset
  • Chronic Disease
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Facial Pain / complications*
  • Facial Pain / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Migraine Disorders / diagnosis
  • Migraine Disorders / etiology*
  • Migraine Disorders / physiopathology
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Pain Measurement
  • Physical Examination
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / complications*
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / physiopathology
  • Tension-Type Headache / etiology