Other individual's migraine risk profiles? Population Trigger and Protector Map™
The visualization below represents clinical science at its most intriguing: using sophisticated n of 1 statistical algorithms1 we were able to provide both individual and aggregate analysis on which factors that were associated with an individuals migraine attacks.
In this particular study 300 patients (shown clockwise from 5 to 12 o'clock) used Curelator Headache to track their exposure (or lack of) to a list of more than 70 factors (shown clockwise from 12 to 5 o'clock) for 90 days.
But even better, for the first time we were also able to analyze which factors were associated with increased risk (including potential triggers and premonitory symptoms - shown as pink lines) as well as factors which were associated with decreased risk of an attack (potential protectors - shown as blue lines). You can see the aggregate population data by simply looking at circular map without clicking anywhere.
Neck pain at 3 o'clock, for example, not surprisingly is seen primarily as pink and found to be associated with increased risk of an attack the next day in many patients - it may not be a trigger but rather a premonitory symptom, namely a warning sign of an impending attack. However, when you click on neck pain you can see the individual associations of each individual patient in the study. Very surprisingly, there are a few users where neck pain is actually associated with decreased risk of an attack! How can this be? Read this intriguing interview to find out.
Coffee at 2 o'clock is found often to be a protector but in some people it is found as a trigger. Click on the other factors to see the diversity between individual patients. Everybody is different!
- Peris F, Donoghue S, Torres F, Mian A, Wöber C.
Towards improved migraine management: Determining potential trigger factors in individual patients.
Cephalalgia. 2017 Apr; 37(5):452-463.
Total of factors : Total of patients ( female / male)