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IJMDC. 2018; 2(3): 103-108

Migraine among Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Ghada Kamal Gouhar, Rajaa Eltoum Tamimm, Sarah Musallam Almahri, Aroob Laheg Almogati, Hajar Mohammad Alsaeed, Modhi Saleh Almuryidi, Rawan Ahmed Skair, Abdullah Awadh Almalki.

ABSTRACT

Background: Migraine is a unilateral headache which is accompanied by sensory symptoms. Migraine affects more than 10% of the general population being more common in females than males. It affects the performance of those who suffer from it. There are several factors that trigger a migraine, including stress, sleep, and certain dietary substances. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study of 523 female students. Participants who had two or more headaches in the last 3 months formed the headache group. Then two preliminary questions were asked to the headache group and participants with at least one affirmative response were asked to perform the validated ID-Migraine test. Results: Two hundred and thirty-four out of 523 participants had suffered a migraine. The mean age of all participants was 20.97 1.64 years, while the mean age of migraine patients was 20.93 1.57 years. The prevalence of migraine was 44.74%. Lack of sleep was a triggering factor for migraine represented by 89.3%, followed by stress which represented 74.8%; the least common factor was excessive drinking of coffee (20.5%). Moderate pain was the most common degree among participants. Conclusion: The prevalence of migraine was moderate and represented 44.74% of female students in Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, the lack of sleep and stress were the most common factors that triggered it. Keywords: Migraine prevalence, migraine in females, MIDAS, migraine in KSA.

Keywords:
Migraine prevalence, Migraine in females, MIDAS, Migraine in KSA.


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Migraine among Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


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Ghada Kamal Gouhar
Radiology Department, College of Medicine- Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Rajaa Eltoum Tamimm
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Sarah Musallam Almahri
Medical student (4th year), College of Medicine, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Aroob Laheg Almogati
Medical student (4th year), College of Medicine, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Hajar Mohammad Alsaeed
Medical student (4th year), College of Medicine, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Modhi Saleh Almuryidi
Medical student (4th year), College of Medicine, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Rawan Ahmed Skair
Medical student (4th year), College of Medicine, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Awadh Almalki
HSRC, College of Medicine, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ghada Kamal Gouhar. Ghada Kamal Gouhar, Professor department of clinical sciences -College of medicine-Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman university /Riyadh-KSA; ghadagouhar@yahoo.com

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Received 27 Mar 2018
Published in print 03 Oct 2018

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Ghada Kamal Gouhar| Rajaa Eltoum Tamimm| Sarah Musallam Almahri| Aroob Laheg Almogati| Hajar Mohammad Alsaeed| Modhi Saleh Almuryidi| Rawan Ahmed Skair| Abdullah Awadh Almalki. Migraine among Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2018; 2(3): 103-108. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1522164334


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Ghada Kamal Gouhar| Rajaa Eltoum Tamimm| Sarah Musallam Almahri| Aroob Laheg Almogati| Hajar Mohammad Alsaeed| Modhi Saleh Almuryidi| Rawan Ahmed Skair| Abdullah Awadh Almalki. Migraine among Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2018; 2(3): 103-108. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1522164334


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Ghada Kamal Gouhar| Rajaa Eltoum Tamimm| Sarah Musallam Almahri| Aroob Laheg Almogati| Hajar Mohammad Alsaeed| Modhi Saleh Almuryidi| Rawan Ahmed Skair| Abdullah Awadh Almalki. Migraine among Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2018), [cited October 17, 2018]; 2(3): 103-108. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1522164334


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Ghada Kamal Gouhar| Rajaa Eltoum Tamimm| Sarah Musallam Almahri| Aroob Laheg Almogati| Hajar Mohammad Alsaeed| Modhi Saleh Almuryidi| Rawan Ahmed Skair| Abdullah Awadh Almalki (2018) Migraine among Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 2 (3), 103-108. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1522164334


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Ghada Kamal Gouhar| Rajaa Eltoum Tamimm| Sarah Musallam Almahri| Aroob Laheg Almogati| Hajar Mohammad Alsaeed| Modhi Saleh Almuryidi| Rawan Ahmed Skair| Abdullah Awadh Almalki. 2018. Migraine among Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 2 (3), 103-108. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1522164334


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Ghada Kamal Gouhar| Rajaa Eltoum Tamimm| Sarah Musallam Almahri| Aroob Laheg Almogati| Hajar Mohammad Alsaeed| Modhi Saleh Almuryidi| Rawan Ahmed Skair| Abdullah Awadh Almalki. "Migraine among Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 2 (2018), 103-108. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1522164334


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Ghada Kamal Gouhar| Rajaa Eltoum Tamimm| Sarah Musallam Almahri| Aroob Laheg Almogati| Hajar Mohammad Alsaeed| Modhi Saleh Almuryidi| Rawan Ahmed Skair| Abdullah Awadh Almalki. "Migraine among Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 2.3 (2018), 103-108. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1522164334


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Ghada Kamal Gouhar| Rajaa Eltoum Tamimm| Sarah Musallam Almahri| Aroob Laheg Almogati| Hajar Mohammad Alsaeed| Modhi Saleh Almuryidi| Rawan Ahmed Skair| Abdullah Awadh Almalki (2018) Migraine among Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 2 (3), 103-108. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1522164334


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