Help to improve migraine education for parents of children with migraine

New study taking place

What is the purpose of the study?

Migraine is a common experience among young people. Young people depend on their parents for help and care with their migraine experiences, but parents may not know how to best support their child. Furthermore, parents themselves can feel overwhelmed and stressed by their child’s migraine experiences and need support to cope with the emotional impact of caring for a child with migraine.

To reduce the impact of chronic pain on young people’s and their parent’s lives, it is vital to support parents in their caregiving responsibilities.

To provide such dedicated support to parents of young people living with migraines, Happyr Health developed the online course Managing migraine: A Guide for Parents, which consists of six online modules for parents to go through at their own time, including various activities, work sheets and links to supportive organisations.

The main aim of this study is to evaluate the how acceptable parents perceive the online course and how the course impacts parental knowledge of and behaviour in response to their child’s migraine experiences.

Who can take part?

Parents of a child with migraine, and who have engaged with the online course.

What will the study involve?

You will be asked to engage with the Managing migraine: A Guide for Parents at your own pace and preference, which means you do not have to complete the full course if you don’t feel all the modules are relevant to you. To be able to take part in the study you should have completed at least one module, and you can complete as many modules as you prefer.

Once you feel you are finished with the online course, even if you don’t feel the need to go through all the modules, you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire which asks about how liked the content and features of the online course, the knowledge you potentially gained through the online course and which behaviours you are considering to change by going through the online course. Completing the online questionnaire should take 20-30 minutes.

Where does the study take place?

The study takes place entirely online.

How to take part

If you would like to take part, please go to to start your participation.

If you want more information or have any doubt about your eligibility then please contact Line Caes, Associate Professor at the University of Stirling: