Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

primary headache

Types of cephalalgia syndrome observed in medical students of Saratov State Medical University

Year: 2019, volume 15 Issue: №1 Pages: 177-179
Heading: Neurology Article type: Original article
Authors: Salina Е.А., Parsamyan R.R., Kuznetsova Е.В., Sholomov I.I., Uzhakhov A.M., Shichanina E.K.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

Purpose: to study the prevalence and clinical features of headache among medical students. Material and Methods. 160 students from the medical faculty on their 3rd and 6th years of education were surveyed. The type of headache was determined according to the International Classification of Headache (version 3, 2018). Neuropsychological status of students with tension headaches was studied with use of Schulte test, digital character substitution test, hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS), test for determining sleepiness and sleep quality, tests for semantic and phonetic activity and memory. Statistical analysis was performed using MS Excel 2010 Results. The most common type of headache among medical students was primary headache, namely tension headache (78.2%). Migraine without aura (20.5%) and cluster headache (1.3%) were less common. Changes in the neuropsychological status were revealed in students suffering from tension headache. Conclusion. A study conducted among medical students showed a high prevalence of primary headache with a predominance of tension headache combined with anxiety and sleep disorders.

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