Home|Journals|Articles by Year

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(12): 170-174


Prevalence of migraine among medical students

Mohammed Radhi AlNasser, Wael Mohammed Saeed Abusrrah, Ghadah Nashmi Alkhaldi, Saeed Abdullah BinSalman, Mishaal Hisham Rayees, Ahmed Saeed Alsaedi.

Abstract
Introduction: Migraine is one of the most common disorders of the central nervous system. Medical students are usually exposed to various triggers, which might have significant effects on their lives and their academic performance. The main objective of the study was to know the prevalence of migraine among medical students at DAU and to determine its effect on their daily activities.
Methodology: A cross-sectional survey was performed during the 2019 academic year at DAU University. One thousand students were examined. The data were collected by using a self-administered survey, which involved demographic-based questions and specific questions on headache according to the International Headache Society criteria for the diagnosis of migraine and other headache types. The statistical package for the social sciences program analyzed the collected data.
Results: Our study included 1,000 medical students, having their ages between 18 and 23 years. More than half of the participants were males (55%) and 45% were females. The participants were students from 2nd to 6th year. The prevalence of migraine among the participants was 15%. The most frequent migraine triggers among the study participants were prolonged computer work (26%), too little sleep (20%), not getting enough caffeine (13%), food (10%), and exercise (9%).
Conclusion: The prevalence of migraine among the participants was 15%. Migraine has serious adverse effects on patient quality of life, study performance, and work productivity. The most frequent migraine triggers among the participants were prolonged computer work, too little sleep, not getting enough caffeine, food, and exercise.

Key words: Migraine, daily activities, medical.






Similar Articles

Full-text options


Latest Statistics about COVID-19
• pubstat.org


Add your Article(s) to Indexes
• citeindex.org






Journal Finder
Covid-19 Trends and Statistics
CiteIndex.org
CancerLine
FoodsLine
PhytoMedline
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.