Saba Tariq, Saba Shahzad, Noor Ul Ain Waheed, Rubab Sana, Saba Shakeel
Background: Migraine is a neurovascular disorder that is one of the most debilitating human diseases worldwide. Many people including medical students suffer from migraine without being properly diagnosed that highly affect their academic performance and routine activities. This may be due to the inadequate knowledge of people about migraine. Objective: To assess the knowledge regarding determinants of migraine and its frequency among 3rd and 4th year medical students of Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore. Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore during 2018-2019 academic year. After taking consent from the students of 3rd and 4th year MBBS, they were provided with a questionnaire designed for the assessment of their knowledge regarding determinants of migraine and its frequency. The data was analyzed on SPSS 21.0 for descriptive study. Result: Total of 300 students participated in our study including 201 female and 99 male students, 143 students from 3rd year and 157 from 4th year MBBS. The results showed that the frequency of migraine in these students was 19% with female predominance. The knowledge of these students regarding migraine was satisfactory. Conclusion: The frequency observed in our study is near to the values found in other studies done in Pakistan but it varies from studies conducted in other countries. Knowledge of the students is satisfactory but still more awareness is required about migraine for better quality of their lives. Keywords: Migraine, frequency, determinants.