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An electronic daily diary process study of stress and health behavior triggers of primary headaches in children.
J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 Sep; 36(8):852-62.JP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine through a daily process study whether alleged psychological and health behavior headache triggers reliably predict headache occurrence in children.

METHODS

Twenty-five children aged 8-17 years with primary headaches reported on their expectancies for headache triggers and then used electronic diaries three times daily for 2 weeks to record headache occurrence, stressors, type and timing of food and drink intake, sleep and wake times, and sleep quality. Hypotheses pertaining to the association of presumed headache triggers and headache occurrence were evaluated using multilevel models.

RESULTS

Only changes in stress level reliably preceded the occurrence of a new headache episode. Nights in which a child had less than his/her typical sleep quantity also tended to predict headache occurrence. Consumption of certain food and drink items was found to be protective.

CONCLUSIONS

Daily stressors seem to be a more reliable trigger of children's headaches than diet or sleep factors.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Integrative Pain Management, Developmental and Behavioral Sciences, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA. mconnelly1@cmh.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21441572

Citation

Connelly, Mark, and Jennifer Bickel. "An Electronic Daily Diary Process Study of Stress and Health Behavior Triggers of Primary Headaches in Children." Journal of Pediatric Psychology, vol. 36, no. 8, 2011, pp. 852-62.
Connelly M, Bickel J. An electronic daily diary process study of stress and health behavior triggers of primary headaches in children. J Pediatr Psychol. 2011;36(8):852-62.
Connelly, M., & Bickel, J. (2011). An electronic daily diary process study of stress and health behavior triggers of primary headaches in children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36(8), 852-62. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsr017
Connelly M, Bickel J. An Electronic Daily Diary Process Study of Stress and Health Behavior Triggers of Primary Headaches in Children. J Pediatr Psychol. 2011;36(8):852-62. PubMed PMID: 21441572.
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