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Table 4 Satisfaction with medication for acute relief of migraine symptoms (patient reported)

From: A global real-world assessment of the impact on health-related quality of life and work productivity of migraine in patients with insufficient versus good response to triptan medication

Treatment, n (%) TIRs
(n = 483)
TRs
(n = 930)
All
(n = 1413)
p-valuea
Would you like to continue taking your medication?b     < 0.001
 Definitely yes 169 (37.0) 604 (69.1) 773 (58.1)  
 Probably yes 209 (45.7) 243 (27.8) 452 (34.0)  
 Do not know 59 (12.9) 24 (2.7) 83 (6.2)  
 Probably not 16 (3.5) 3 (0.3) 19 (1.4)  
 Definitely not 4 (0.9) 0 4 (0.3)  
Reasons for dissatisfactionb,c
 I feel that my migraine medication doesn’t work well 79 (58.5) 12 (31.6) 91 (52.6) 0.003
 My migraine medication does not work as well as it used to 46 (34.1) 14 (36.8) 60 (34.7) 0.751
 The severity of the side effects I experience 23 (17.0) 2 (5.3) 25 (14.5) 0.068
 The number of side effects I experience 14 (10.4) 2 (5.3) 16 (9.2) 0.528
 I am not happy with the way I have to take my migraine medication 10 (7.4) 5 (13.2) 15 (8.7) 0.325
 Cost 1 (0.7) 0 1 (0.6) 1.00
 Other reasons 5 (1.2) 6 (0.7) 11 (0.8) 0.344
  1. aP-values from test of two group difference: t-test for continuous variables and chi-square for categorical variables. bPatient reported. cIn patients who were neither satisfied nor extremely satisfied with acute medication. Patients could tick all responses that applied
  2. TIR triptan insufficient responder; TR triptan responder