The study was carried out by a self-administered questionnaire, delivered and exposed in chemists on the whole national territory. The only inclusion criterion has been to answer 'Yes' to the question 'Do you suffer from headache?'. So far we have analysed 2523 questionnaires: 1856 female and 667 male with F:M ratio = 2.8:1; mean age is 36.8 years. All working categories are variously represented. About 55% of the population studied consider their working environmental conditions quite good. As regards the life habits we have found 74.5% of non-smokers. Considering the headache features, 14.2% are chronic daily headache; 8.1% of the cases report daily analgesic intake. Headache interferes with daily activities in 61.8% of the cases and the work-days lost vary from 1 to 260 per year. Many people (26.6%) choose the treatment by themselves.
|Translated title of the contribution||Study of environmental, social and behavioural aspects in a general population of patients with headache|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology