Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS)

Lipton R; Sawyer J; Stewart W

Distributed by Mapi Research Trust


Distributed by Mapi Research Trust

Basic description

  • Published in 1999

Lipton R; Sawyer J; Stewart W

© Caremark, Inc.
To quantify headache-related disability
Therapeutic area
  • Nervous System Diseases
Therapeutic indication

Migraine Disorders

Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Stewart WF, Lipton RB, Kolodner KB, Sawyer J, Lee C, Liberman JN. Validity of the Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) score in comparison to a diary-based measure in a population sample of migraine sufferers. Pain 2000;88:41-52 (PubMed Abstract)

Stewart WF, Lipton RB, Whyte J, Dowson A, Kolodner K, Liberman JN, Sawyer J. An international study to assess reliability of the Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) score. Neurology 1999; 53:988-94 (Abstract)

Stewart WF, Lipton RB, Kolodner K, Liberman J, Sawyer J. Reliability of the migraine disability assessment score in a population-based sample of headache sufferers. Cephalalgia 1999; 19:107-14 (PubMed Abstract)

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Lipton R; Sawyer J; Stewart W

Walter "Buzz" Stewart, PhD, MPH
VP, Chief R&D Officer
Sutter Health
2121 N.California Blvd, Suite 310
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: +1 (925) 287-4012
E-mail: StewarWF@sutterhealth.org
Walter F. Stewart's publications (PubMed)

Richard B Lipton
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Louis and Dora Rousso Building
1165 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY, 10461
Phone: +1 (718) 430-3886
E-mail: rlipton@aecom.yu.edu
Richard B. Lipton's publications (PubMed)

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Original language(s)

  • English for the USA


The list of available translations is subject to constant changes and may not be exhaustive. It is provided for information only. Some recently produced translations may not be included in the list below yet. Please do check the status of available translations with Mapi Research Trust / the developers / copyright holders / distributors.

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Arabic for Lebanon
Dutch for the Netherlands
Finnish for Finland
French for France
German for Germany
German for Switzerland
Greek for Greece
Hindi for India
Hungarian for Hungary
Italian for Italy
Japanese for Japan
Malay for Malaysia
Norwegian for Norway
Persian for Iran
Portuguese for Brazil
Portuguese for Portugal
Spanish for Spain
Swedish for Sweden
Taiwanese for Taiwan
Thai for Thailand
Turkish for Turkey

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More information on translations

Arabic for Lebanon:
Mourad D, Hajj A, Hallit S, Ghossoub M, Khabbaz LR. Validation of the Arabic Version of the Migraine Disability Assessment Scale Among Lebanese Patients with Migraine. J Oral Facial Pain Headache. 2019 Winter;33(1):47–53 (PubMed abstract)
Shaik MM, Hassan NB, Tan HL, Bhaskar S, Gan SH. Validity and reliability of the Bahasa Melayu version of the Migraine Disability Assessment questionnaire. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:435856 (Full text article)
Fragoso YD. MIDAS (Migraine Disability Assessment): a valuable tool for work-site identification of migraine in workers in Brazil. Sao Paulo Med J. 2002 Jul 4;120(4):118-21 (Full text article)
French and Dutch:
De Klippel N, Ziekenhuis VJ, Geens K, Cambier J, Herroelen L, Vandenbruaene C. Evaluation of the reliability of the French and Dutch versions of the MIDAS score in Migraine Patients treated with Zolmitriptan - The Metz study: MIDAS evaluation trial with Zomig® instant. BeAPP Annual Scientific Conference and Provider Exhibition, Belgium. 2007 March, 15
German for Switzerland:
Benz T, Lehmann S, Gantenbein AR, Sandor PS, Stewart WF, Elfering A, Aeschlimann AG, Angst F. Translation, cross-cultural adaptation and reliability of the German version of the migraine disability assessment (MIDAS) questionnaire. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2018 Mar 9;16(1):42 (Full text article)
Oikonomidi T, Vikelis M, Artemiadis A, Chrousos GP, Darviri C. Reliability and Validity of the Greek Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) Questionnaire. Pharmacoecon Open. 2018 Mar;2(1):77-85 (Full text article)
Juyal R, Verma R, Garg RK, Shukla R, Agarwal A, Singh MK. Reliability and validity of Hindi translation of the migraine disability assessment and headache impact test-6 questionnaires. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2010 Oct;13(4):276-83 (Full text article)
Zandifar A, Asgari F, Haghdoost F, Masjedi SS, Manouchehri N, Banihashemi M, Ghorbani A, Najafi MR, Saadatnia M, Lipton RB. Reliability and validity of the migraine disability assessment scale among migraine and tension type headache in Iranian patients. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:978064 (Full text article)
Ghorbani A, Chitsaz A. Comparison of validity and reliability of the Migraine disability assessment (MIDAS) versus headache impact test (HIT) in an Iranian population. Iran J Neurol. 2011;10(3-4):39-42 (Full text article)
D'Amico D, Grazzi L, Usai S, Andrasik F, Leone M, Rigamonti A, Bussone G. Use of the Migraine Disability Assessment Questionnaire in children and adolescents with headache: an Italian pilot study. Headache. 2003 Jul- Aug;43(7):767-73 (PubMed abstract)
D'Amico D, Mosconi P, Genco S, Usai S, Prudenzano AM, Grazzi L, Leone M, Puca FM, Bussone G. The Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) questionnaire: translation and reliability of the Italian version. Cephalalgia. 2001 Dec;21(10):947-52 (PubMed abstract)
Iigaya M, Sakai F, Kolodner KB, Lipton RB, Stewart WF. Reliability and validity of the Japanese Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) Questionnaire. Headache. 2003 Apr;43(4):343-52 (PubMed abstract)
Rodríguez-Almagro D, Achalandabaso A, Rus A, Obrero-Gaitán E, Zagalaz-Anula N, Lomas-Vega R. Validation of the Spanish version of the migraine disability assessment questionnaire (MIDAS) in university students with migraine. BMC Neurol. 2020 Feb 24;20(1):67 (Full text article)
Hung PH, Fuh JL, Wang SJ. Validity, reliability and application of the taiwan version of the migraine disability assessment questionnaire. J Formos Med Assoc. 2006 Jul;105(7):563-8 (PubMed abstract)
Gedikoglu U, Ucler S, Inan LE, Coskun O, Tunc T. A preliminary study: validity and reliability of Turkish translation of migraine disability assessment (MIDAS) questionnaire in Turkish patients with chronic tension type headache. Int J Neurosci. 2006 Nov;116(11):1337-45 (PubMed abstract)
Gedikoglu U, Coskun O, Inan LE, Ucler S, Tunc T, Emre U. Validity and reliability of Turkish translation of Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) questionnaire in patients with migraine. Cephalalgia. 2005 Jun;25(6):452-6 (PubMed abstract)
Ertaş M, Siva A, Dalkara T, Uzuner N, Dora B, Inan L, Idiman F, Sarica Y, Selçuki D, Sirin H, Oğuzhanoğlu A, Irkeç C, Ozmenoğlu M, Ozbenli T, Oztürk M, Saip S, Neyal M, Zarifoğlu M; Turkish MIDAS group. Validity and reliability of the Turkish Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) questionnaire. Headache. 2004 Sep;44(8):786-93 (PubMed abstract)
Seethong P, Nimmannit A, Chaisewikul R, Prayoonwiwat N, Chotinaiwattarakul W. Reliability and validity of migraine disability assessment questionnaire-Thai version (Thai-MIDAS). J Med Assoc Thai. 2013 Feb;96 Suppl 2:S29-38 (PubMed abstract)

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