International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016

Prevalence of Headache in Female Students in King Faisal University: A Questionnaire Study

Eman Salman Al-Hassan | Amani Ali Al-Mulifi | Abrar Mohammed Al-Khudhayr | Amjad Wahab Al-Quraini | Asmaa Mohammed Al-Omran | Eman Jawad Al-Musallam | Batool Abdullah Al-Rashed | Doaa Ali Al-Mubarak | Hudaa Murtadha Al-Yousof | Khadija Radhi Al-Khalifa | Zainab Salman Al-Obaid | Sayed Ibrahim Ali [9] | Aneela Khalid

Abstract: Background Headache is the most common neurological disorder. Almost half of the adults all around the world experience one or more of all types of headache (Tension-type and migraine are the most common types of primary headache). Aim to evaluate the prevalence of headache among female students in King Faisal University. Methodology This study was a cross-sectional, questionnaire -based conducted among students of different colleges during the months between Octobers to December, 2013. The data was collected from 100 female students in KFU. Results A total of 100 female students were evaluated. The prevalence of headache was 77 %, (58.4 % migraine type and 41.6 % tension type headache, ( p > 0.05) A positive family history was found in 71.1 % of students. Stress, too little sleep, changing of mode and menstrual cycle were reported as higher prevalence in student with headache.64.9percentage of students were using medication. Conclusion The results demonstrated that prevalence of headache is high among female students in KFU. Migraine was the most common type, stress and too little sleep might be significant factors in prevalence of headache. Further multicenter studies would be necessary to evaluate headache epidemiology among

Keywords: Tension-type, migraine, primary headache

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016,

Pages: 256 - 260

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