PREVALENCE OF HEADACHE AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS

1.DR. AYESHA ASLAM, ALLIED HOSPITAL FAISALABAD
2.DR. HOORIA ALI, ALLIED HOSPITAL FAISALABAD
3.DR. RIDA AZHAR, DHQ HOSPITAL FAISALABAD
Corresponding Author: Dr. Rida Azhar , DHQ HOSPITAL FAISALABAD, drridaazhar@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4281579
Cite this article as: Aslam A, Ali H, Azhar R. Prevalence of headache among medical students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(11). 445-49
ABSTRACT:

Headache is the symptom of pain in the face, head, or neck. It can occur as a migraine, tension-type headache, or cluster headache. Frequent headaches can affect relationships and employment. This cross-sectional study was conducted among medical students of different classes of different medical colleges. Different questions were recorded on a predefined proforma. All the data was entered and analyzed using SPSS Ver. 23.0. A total of 100 medical students were included in this study. There were 50 (50%) male students and 50 (50%) female students. The mean age of the students was 22.56±2.11 years. Out of 100 students, 5 students had persistent headache, 12 had headache during stress phase and 21 students had occasional headache. The main factors of headache were stress and pressure. Almost all of them reported that, in case of headache, they take self-medication.

Keywords: HEADACHE