What causes migraines? Perceptions and health behaviours

Migraines can be a disabling condition for those suffering from them and they can affect all aspects of an individual's life. Sufferers can miss days off work or school and experience a reduction in their work productivity as a result of suffering from a migraine. The cause behind migraines is still unknown and therefore, it is important to look at how sufferers' beliefs surrounding their migraines may have an impact on their behaviours and experiences.


The aim of this study is to gain a greater understanding of the beliefs, behaviours and experiences of individuals living with migraines. 


To take part in this study, you need to:


  • Be 18 years or old

  • Be prone to migraines

  • Have not been diagnosed with a neurological condition, a co-morbid pain disorder or an internalising disorder such as depression or anxiety.



If you agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to select responses from multiple choice options as well as write up your own responses.


Participation is an anonymous online survey that should take around 20 minutes to complete.

To take part, click here

You can email the principal investigator Jessica Cox if you have any further questions. (jc00407@surrey.ac.uk)

Thank you for your interest in this study. Jessica Cox