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dc.contributor.authorOchoa-Guzman, A.
dc.contributor.authorChiquete, E.
dc.contributor.authorVargas-Sanchez, A.
dc.contributor.authorZuniga-Ramirez, C.
dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Sandoval, J.L.
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-19T18:51:59Z-
dc.date.available2015-11-19T18:51:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12104/67228-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Frequent headache can impact significantly daily life activities and is associated with an important consumption of drugs for pain relieving. Objective: To describe the point prevalence and demographic risk factors associated with frequent headache of moderate to severe intensity in ambulatory patients who attend non-neurologic clinics in a Mexican tertiary care center. Methods: A total of 496 patients (mean age: 47.8 years, 64.5% women) receiving medical care in non-neurologic clinics were interviewed, excluding those with known neurologic illness, apart from headache. Frequent headache of moderate to severe intensity was defined as the presence of ≥ 1 headache episodes per week, in the previous 3 months, with intensity ≥ 5 in a 0 to 10 analog scale. Logistic regression analyses were constructed to identify associated independently risk factors. Results: Moderate to severe frequent headache was identified in 194 cases (39.1%; 46% in women and 26% in men); 63% used non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs. A significantly higher use of NSAIDs was identified in the female gender, as compared withmen (38.6 vs. 25%, respectively; p = 0.002). In a multivariate analysis adjusted for multiple confounders, 4 independent risk factors were identified: age < 45 years, hypertension, female gender and ≤ 6 years of school education. Conclusion: Point prevalence of frequent headache of moderate to severe intensity in ambulatory patients of non-neurologic clinics is high. Although this group of patients is not representative of the general population, it is shown here the health burden that frequent headache can impose as a relevant comorbidity.
dc.titlePrevalence and demographic risk factors for frequent headache in non-neurologic ambulatory patients [Prevalencia y factores de riesgo demográficos para cefalea frecuente en pacientes ambulatorios que acuden a consulta no neurológica]
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dc.relation.ispartofjournalRevista Mexicana de Neurociencia
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofpage352
dc.relation.ispartofpage357
dc.subject.keywordHeadache; Neurology; Pain; Patient; Prevalence
dc.contributor.affiliationOchoa-Guzmán, A., Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Civil de Guadalajara Fray Antonio Alcalde, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44280, Mexico; Chiquete, E., Departamento de Neurología y Psiquiatría, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y de la Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, Ciudad de México, D.F., México, Mexico; Vargas-Sánchez, Á., Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Civil de Guadalajara Fray Antonio Alcalde, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44280, Mexico; Zúñiga-Ramírez, C., Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Civil de Guadalajara Fray Antonio Alcalde, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44280, Mexico; Ruiz-Sandoval, J.L., Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Civil de Guadalajara Fray Antonio Alcalde, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44280, Mexico, Departamento de Neurociencias, Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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