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:: Volume 15, Issue 4 (1-2008) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2008, 15(4): 13-21 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence of tension and migraine headachesamong the students of Ilam Medical University
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Abstract Introduction: Headache is the most common pain syndrome among almost 90% of the populations who suffer from headache attacks in a year period. This study was performed to consider the prevalence of tension and migraine headaches among Ilam University students. Materials & methods: This descriptive analytic and cross-sectional study was accomplished using clustural sampling on 309 students. The applied questionaires were designed based on IHS criteria. Prevalence of tension headaches and migraine and their relation with some variables such as marital status, field of study, intensifiers, and etc. were investigated. Findings: Overall prevalence was 63.4%, while 42.3% accounted for tensional and 8.1% for migraine headaches. The results clarified no significant relationship between headache types and field of study (P=0.7). Prevalence of tensional and migraine headaches in females was 45.1% and 8.9% respectively. This rate in males was 36.5% and in females 8.9% respectively. Conclusion: The results implied no statistically significant relationship between headache types and those of age (P=0.78), educational course (P=0.4), local status (P=0.77), and residential place (P=0.7). Our results clarified a significant relationship between migraine headaches and marital status, furthermore, migraine prevalence was of more prevalence among single students.
Keywords: headache, migraine, tension, Ilam
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/01/27 | Accepted: 2015/04/21 | Published: 2015/04/21
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Prevalence of tension and migraine headachesamong the students of Ilam Medical University. J. Ilam Uni. Med. Sci. 2008; 15 (4) :13-21
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Volume 15, Issue 4 (1-2008) Back to browse issues page
مجله دانشگاه علوم پزشکی ایلام Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences
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