In the Case Report “Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia Responding to Pregabalin,” published in the September issue (Headache 2006;46:1307-1308), the authorship is not correct. The sole author of the report is Jacob M. Kitchener, MD.

The publisher apologizes for this error.

Please note the following corrections to 2 abstracts published in Headache 46:5 (May 2006).

Abstract F13, Headache 2006; 46:5: 846-847 listed the co-authors as:

Program to Assess Headache Treatment Strategies: An Observational Study of Botulinum Toxin Type A in the Preventive Treatment of Headache

Silberstein SD; Mauskop A; Dodick DW; Frishberg BM; Tepper SJ; McAllister P; Aurora SK; Loder EW; Freitag FG.

The complete list of authors should read as follows:

Silberstein SD; Mauskop A; Dodick DW; Frishberg BM; Tepper SJ; McAllister P; Aurora SK; Loder EW; Freitag FG; Shaw JW.

Additionally, Abstract S91 (Headache 2006: 46:5: 877) was published without the inclusion of a results section. The complete text of the Abstract is reproduced below:


Sociodemographic and Psychological Correlates of Migraine-Related Symptoms

J. W. Shaw; J. Luo; W. B.Young

From the Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.

Objectives.—To evaluate the association of migraine-related symptoms with purported risk factors for migraine and measures of psychological well-being.

Background.—The individual impact of migraine is measured by assessing the pattern of symptoms as well as the frequency and severity of attacks. Factors such as pain and the presence and severity of associated symptoms are important indicators of the severity of an attack. There have been few community-based studies seeking to evaluate the relationship of migraine-related symptoms with indicators of psychological well-being.

Methods.—Ninety undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Arizona administered a questionnaire battery to respondents living in and around Tucson, AZ. The students were asked to contact up to 12 adults aged 21 to 65 years who were not related to themselves. A stratified quota sampling method was used so that respondents would be evenly split among groups defined by age, sex, and social class. The questionnaire included items measuring distress due to the following migraine-related symptoms: headache, nausea, faintness or dizziness, numbness, and muscle soreness. Items and scales measuring emotional well-being, self-esteem, social support, and satisfaction with various life domains were also included.

Results.—A total of 734 usable questionnaires were completed. The mean age of respondents was 38.0 ± 12.4 years, and 51.4% were female. Based on occupational status, 38.4% of respondents were classified as upper middle class, 33.4% as middle class, and 28.2% as working class—53.2% of respondents had a bachelor's degree or higher level of education. The median household income was $62,000; 17.0% of respondents reported current cigarette smoking and 55.4% reported a high level of physical activity, and the mean body mass index was 25.3 ± 4.7 kg/m2. Sixty-one percent of respondents reported being bothered by headaches during the week prior to survey with 8.4% being distressed quite a bit of extremely. The prevalence of other migraine-associated symptoms was as follows: nausea 35.5%, dizziness 14.7%, numbness 34.1%, and muscle soreness 72.9%. The presence of headache was positively correlated with each of the other symptoms with phi coefficients ranging from .14 (muscle soreness, P < .001) to .32 (nausea, P < .001). Headache distress was positively associated with female sex (P < .001) and was negatively associated with social class (P < .001), income (P= .04), age (P < .001), and level of physical activity (P= .002). Rank correlations of symptom distress with overall emotional well-being ranged from −.16 (muscle soreness) to −.29 (headache and nausea). Headache distress was moderately correlated with anxiety (P=−.29, P < .001) and depression (P=−.27, P < .001) but was weakly related to positive affect (P=−.11, P= .07). Measures of symptom distress were also associated with reduced satisfaction in various life domains, social support, and self-esteem.

Conclusions.—Using data from a large community sample, this research provides novel evidence regarding the association of migraine-related symptoms with a variety of psychological constructs.