Can you find Mr. Average?
Have a look at the visualization below. It is based on a landmark study1 on 322 migraine patients to determine their triggers by tracking their daily exposure (or lack thereof) to 33 factors listed on the left hand side of the visualization. The average trigger profiles found in this population are indicated as purple bars on the left hand side next to the list of factors. Note: These risk factors may include premonitory symptoms that are associated with attacks but not causal.
But how many people are average? Scroll through the 322 individual patient trigger profiles and see if you can find Mr. Average by matching individual profiles with the average.
Any luck? This raises the question, how useful are average trigger profiles for you?
We generated the average profile by using Curelator’s n=1 proprietary statistical algorithms2. If you are interested in scientifically determining your individual trigger (and protector) profile click here.
Everybody is unique when it comes to trigger profiles!
- Wöber C, Brannath W, Schmidt K et al.
Prospective analysis of factors related to migraine attacks: The PAMINA study.
Cephalalgia 2007; 27: 304–314.
- Peris F, Donoghue S, Torres F, Mian A, Wöber C.
Towards improved migraine management: Determining potential trigger factors in individual patients.
Cephalagia. 2017 Apr; 37(5): 452-463.