The Effect of Orem’s Self-Care Model on Quality of Life in Patients with Migraine: a Randomized Clinical Trial

  • Fatemeh Mahmoudzadeh Zarandi Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran.
  • Afsaneh Raiesifar School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Abbas Ebadi Mail Behavioral Sciences Research Center, School of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Migraine headache, Headache, Orem self, care model, QOL, Nursing, Self care


Many aspects of the lives of migraineurs are commonly affected by the condition, including occupational affairs, social and family life, responsibilities and ultimately the quality of life. This study was designed to determine the effect of orem's self-care nursing model on quality of life in patients with a migraine. This study was carried out in Tehran, Iran. According to the pre-post design of the randomized clinical trial, 88 patients were selected. After obtaining approval from the ethics committee of the Baqiyatallah Medical Sciences University's Research Deputy; Patients who signed the informed consent aged 20-55 years and without any more disease or disability affecting the quality of life were selected and randomly assigned to a group. Data collection tools were a demographic questionnaire, general health survey short form (SF36), and Orem cognition form and self-care checklist. Self- care model were held as four 30-45 minutes training sessions based on self-care deficit needs for the experimental group. The quality of life scores was measured in two stages, before and three months after intervention then were compared in both groups. Data were analyzed with statistical software SPSS and use of descriptive analysis tests, Chi-square, Mann-Whitney u and Wilcoxon. The final analysis was performed on 43 experimental and 40 controls. No significant difference was detected in the two groups in terms of demographic variables (P>0.05). All dimensions of quality of life including physical functioning, physical role limitation, body pain, general health, vitality, social functioning and emotional role limitation and mental health in the experimental group showed a significant increase after intervention compared to the control group (P<0.05). It was concluded that performing Orem's self-care nursing model improves function and overall quality of life and reduces the high cost of a migraine and migraine-related disability to individuals and society.


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Mahmoudzadeh Zarandi F, Raiesifar A, Ebadi A. The Effect of Orem’s Self-Care Model on Quality of Life in Patients with Migraine: a Randomized Clinical Trial. Acta Med Iran. 54(3):159-164.
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