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2022 Nov 17

JMIR Form Res



Postpartum Migraine Headache Coding in Electronic Health Records of a Large Integrated Health Care System: Validation Study.


Shi J, Fassett MJ, Chiu VY, Avila CC, Khadka N, Brown B, Patel P, Mensah N, Xie F, Peltier MR, Getahun D
JMIR Form Res. 2022 Nov 17; 6(11):e42955.
PMID: 36394937.


Migraine is a common neurological disorder characterized by repeated headaches of varying intensity. The prevalence and severity of migraine headaches disproportionally affects women, particularly during the postpartum period. Moreover, migraines during pregnancy have been associated with adverse maternal outcomes, including preeclampsia and postpartum stroke. However, due to the lack of a validated instrument for uniform case ascertainment on postpartum migraine headache, there is uncertainty in the reported prevalence in the literature.