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ASSESSMENT OF MENSTRUAL HEADACHE IN STUDENTS IN TABRIZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES. J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2009; 19 (4) :325-329
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-357-en.html

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  SA Sadreddini [1] , MD S Charsouei [2] , MD M Mousavi [3] , MD H Chaman AliAhmadi [4] , MD

 

 Received: 27 Nov, 2007 Accepted: 6 Aug, 2008

 Abstract

  Background & Aims : Menstrual migraine was described as one sided headache associated with nausea and vomiting, occurring monthly during the menstrual flow. Menstrual headaches are generally of a longer duration more debilitating and more resistant to treatment than other migraines.

  Materials & Methods: The target population was the medical female students of Tabriz University from April 2005 to April 2006. In this study 300 female students, 18 to 26 years old

  (50 medicine students, 50 dentistry student, 50 pharmacology students, 50 untiring student, 50 obstetric students, and 50 nursing student), were studied. The survey was done using questionnaires that were field up by students. This was a cross-sectional descriptive analytic study.

 Results:All of the interviewers (100%) completed the questionnaires: the prevalence of pure menstrual headache was 27.3% a positive family history headache was found among 62.9% of students who had menstrual headache 20% of native students and 34.2% of in native students had experienced menstrual headache.

  The prevalence rate of migraine was 30.5% and tension-type headache was 69.5%. 47.6% of students had attacks occurring 2 days before onset of menstruation and 41.6% had 3 days after the menstrual period.

 Conclusion: The results of this study were compatible with other studies and this study shows that menstrual headache is highly prevalent among medical students at this university - specially medicine students.

 

 Key words:Pure menstrual migraine with out aura, Menstrually related migraine, Migraine.

 

  Address: Neurological Diseases Department, Tabriz University of medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Tel:
09141145662

 

  E-mail: sadrneuro@yahoo.com

 

  Source: UMJ 2008: 19(4): 361 ISSN: 1027 -3727

 




  [1] professor of Neurology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (Corresponding Author)

  [2] Resident of Neurology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

  [3] Resident of Neurology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

  [4] General Practitioner

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