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07 Sep 2007

poor quality
Just wanted to know what you mean by a poor Quality of life?
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headache expert

01 Jan 0001

Dear Roos,
Severe and chronic headaches are common causes of reduced productivity, depression, feeling of helplessness, relationship strain, and even loss of employment and relationship breakdown. The Quality Of Life questionnaire on The Headache Clinic’s website measures the extent to which headaches are affecting your ability to function normally from three specific angles. Filling out the questionnaire will tell you:
• The percentage of time that you are able to function
• The percentage output that you are able to give when you continue to function despite your headache pain.
• The percentage of your emotional function at which your headaches allow you to operate.
For a free assessment of how your headaches are affecting your Quality of Life, click on

This information has been supplied and checked by the multidisciplinary team of specialists at The Headache Clinic, in association with The International Headache Society and the South African Institute of Headache and Migraine Science. For consultation with these specialists, call The Headache Clinic on 0861 678 911 (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban).
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
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