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Human Studies


2020 May 28


Readability Analysis of Online Headache and Migraine Information.


Russo A, Lavorgna L, Silvestro M, Abbadessa G, Bisecco A, Trojsi F, Tessitore A, Tedeschi G, Bonavita S
Headache. 2020 May 28.
PMID: 32463516.


Although migraine is recognized as one of the most common and disabling diseases in the world, it is nonetheless still underestimated, underdiagnosed, and undertreated. The fact that migraine patients often tend to access the Web to search for headache-related information hinders patient-doctor relationships and one should also bear in mind that, unfortunately, text readability and medical literacy in the overall population may be the reason why patients' understanding of health information is compromised.