International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Student Project | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022 | Rating: 4.7 / 10

Prevalence of Headache among N-95 Mask Users in COVID-19 Pandemic

Mariya Shahjahan | Smita Patil [7]

Abstract: Background: There has been an exceptional rise in the usage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by healthcare workers during the rapidly emerging coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Even though these equipment offer a high level of protection to healthcare professionals in fighting infections like COVID-19, at the same time they cause physical discomfort, resulting in poor observance, especially when PPE is worn for prolonged duration. Method: A cross sectional survey was conducted at Krishna College of physiotherapy, Karad. A total of 100 medical students were included by random sampling method. Result: Data was analyzed using SPSS version 20. It was observed that students using N-95 masks had the highest percentage of headache (89%). Conclusion: Thus from the above conducted study it is concluded that headache is present among N-95 mask users.

Keywords: COVID-19 infection, Headache, N-95 mask, personal protective equipment, PPE, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, SARS

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,

Pages: 280 - 282

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