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[Primary headache in Italian early adolescents: correlation with stress and school social support].
Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc. 2006 Jan-Mar; 15(1):52-8.EP

Abstract

AIMS

The aims of the study are to evaluate the prevalence rates for headache among an Italian sample of early-adolescents and the role of possible related factors (school stress and social support).

METHODS

The survey reported here is part of the larger Health Behaviour in School Aged Children (HBSC) trans-national study, which is co-ordinated by the European Office of the World Health Organization. The data were gathered through self-administered questionnaires filled out by a representative sample of 4,386 (48.4% males) Italian students (11-, 13- and 15-year old). The main areas covered in the questionnaire were health and health behaviour.

RESULTS

The overall prevalence of frequent headache (at least once a week) was 40.5%. Boys are less at risk than girls and the prevalence increases with age. Moreover, school demands (positively) and teacher's support (negatively) showed a significant association with the outcome.

CONCLUSIONS

Compared to other countries, results revealed how this symptom is very common among Italian's early adolescents. Further, results shows the relevance of the school setting, in terms of teacher's demands and support, for the prevention of this symptom among early adolescents.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione, Università di Padova, Padova. massimo.santinello@unipd.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Evaluation Study
Journal Article

Language

ita

PubMed ID

16584103

Citation

Santinello, Massimo, et al. "[Primary Headache in Italian Early Adolescents: Correlation With Stress and School Social Support]." Epidemiologia E Psichiatria Sociale, vol. 15, no. 1, 2006, pp. 52-8.
Santinello M, Vieno A, Battistella PA. [Primary headache in Italian early adolescents: correlation with stress and school social support]. Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc. 2006;15(1):52-8.
Santinello, M., Vieno, A., & Battistella, P. A. (2006). [Primary headache in Italian early adolescents: correlation with stress and school social support]. Epidemiologia E Psichiatria Sociale, 15(1), 52-8.
Santinello M, Vieno A, Battistella PA. [Primary Headache in Italian Early Adolescents: Correlation With Stress and School Social Support]. Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc. 2006 Jan-Mar;15(1):52-8. PubMed PMID: 16584103.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Primary headache in Italian early adolescents: correlation with stress and school social support]. AU - Santinello,Massimo, AU - Vieno,Alessio, AU - Battistella,Pier Antonio, PY - 2006/4/6/pubmed PY - 2006/5/6/medline PY - 2006/4/6/entrez SP - 52 EP - 8 JF - Epidemiologia e psichiatria sociale JO - Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc VL - 15 IS - 1 N2 - AIMS: The aims of the study are to evaluate the prevalence rates for headache among an Italian sample of early-adolescents and the role of possible related factors (school stress and social support). METHODS: The survey reported here is part of the larger Health Behaviour in School Aged Children (HBSC) trans-national study, which is co-ordinated by the European Office of the World Health Organization. The data were gathered through self-administered questionnaires filled out by a representative sample of 4,386 (48.4% males) Italian students (11-, 13- and 15-year old). The main areas covered in the questionnaire were health and health behaviour. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of frequent headache (at least once a week) was 40.5%. Boys are less at risk than girls and the prevalence increases with age. Moreover, school demands (positively) and teacher's support (negatively) showed a significant association with the outcome. CONCLUSIONS: Compared to other countries, results revealed how this symptom is very common among Italian's early adolescents. Further, results shows the relevance of the school setting, in terms of teacher's demands and support, for the prevention of this symptom among early adolescents. SN - 1121-189X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16584103/[Primary_headache_in_Italian_early_adolescents:_correlation_with_stress_and_school_social_support]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -