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Background & Objectives: Peavalu on sage sümptom, mis võib olla tõsine problem iga inimese igas vanuserühmas. Several studies have shown that the prevalence of migraine and tension-type headache (TTH) varied between different geographical regions. Since there is little known about this in the country the current research has been conducted with the aim of estimating the prevalence of these types of migraines, reporting and comparing their clinical characteristics in this region of Iran.
Methods: This study conducted on 1150 admitted patients by first diagnosis of headache in Farabi hospital in Kermanshah during a period of one year from 2010 till 2011. Case definition was based on International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD) criteria. Among these, 350 patients were diagnosedd as headache patients and completed the International Headache Schedule form. Data were analyzed by the use of descriptive frequency and percentage SPSS 16 software.
 Results: The results indicate that women were stricken more than men by headache (P<0.0001). Migraine was more prevalent in the age groups of 30-41 that included 54 individual (15.4%). the tension headache was more common among the age group of 42-53 that constitute 58 people (%23.3) of the participants. A significant correlation was also reported between the position and type of the headache (P<0.0001). Findings of this research showed that 20.4% of people with migraine and nearly 9 percent (9%) of persons with tension headaches have lost their job because of their headaches. There is meaningful relation between tension headaches and experience into their second job struggling (P<0.026).
Conclusion: It is concluded that migraine and tension headaches seem two separate diseases and none of them has any effect on the other. Headache requires more attention and it should be, diagnosed and managed appropriately.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/06/9 | Accepted: 2012/12/1 | Published: 2013/08/17

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