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Prevalence of Migraine Among Medical Students in Zahedan Faculty of Medicine (Southeast of Iran)

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Author(s): Mohammad R. Shahrakai | Hamide Mirshekari | Ali Tajik Ghanbari | Ahmad R. Shahraki | Elham Shahraki

Journal: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
ISSN 2008-126X

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 20;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Migraine | Medical students | Headache | Prevalence | Stress

ABSTRACT
 Introduction: Migraine is a refer pain which is common in adults and children. Migraine and its frequently limits the daily life activities. Since medical students are subjected to stresses regarding lots of tests and the implicit responsibility to the courses, the purpose of the present study carried out to evaluate the prevalence of migraine among medical students in Zahedan University. Methods: This cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study was performed on 210 (male 94 and female 116) medical students in Zahedan faculty of Medicine during an academic year (2005 to 2006). The questionnaire was specified on demographic data and headache questions based on International Headache Society (IHS). Students’ Migraine was confirmed by clinical interviews, general physical and neurological examinations then the data obtained were analyzed using v 11 of SPSS, Chi square. Afterward the percentage and the mean (±SD) along with the statistical difference (P
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