Impact of primary headache on quality of life in military policemen and its relation to common mental disorder

Authors

  • Lorena Costa Leite Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Nahãmi Cruz de Lucena Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Marcelo Moraes Valença Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Daniella Araújo de Oliveira Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48208/HeadacheMed.2013.18

Keywords:

Headache, Quality of life, Occupation, Police, Psychological stress

Abstract

Objective: To determine the impact caused by primary headache on quality of life in military policemen of Recife and its relation to the presence of common mental disorders. Methods: This is a transversal study with 211 active policemen, aged between 20 and 50 years (33.0 ± 7.7 years). The presence of headache was evaluated by using a questionnaire based on ICHD-II, in the last three months. To evaluate the impact of the headache it was used the Headache Impact Test-6. The indicative of probable case of common mental disorder was done by the Self Reporting Questionnaire-20. Pain intensity was measured using a numeric pain rating scale. Results: 142/211 officers (67.3%) had headache in the last three months. 57/142 (40.1%) were placed in the most severe category in HIT-6. Common mental disorders were observed in 82/142 (57.7%). There was a significant correlation between the intensity of pain reported by the subjects and the score obtained in HIT-6 (r2=0.2466; p<0.0001), as well as between the intensity of pain and the score found in the SRQ-20 (r2=0.0887; p<0.0003). The ten officers who reported to have never had an episode of headache in their lifetime had neither symptoms of mental distress nor were dissatisfied with their work activity. Conclusion: The presence of headache in the military policemen of Recife, in the last three months, caused a negative impact on their quality of life, as well as, a higher indicative of non-psychotic psychiatric morbidity in these individuals.

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Author Biographies

Lorena Costa Leite, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Departamento de Fisioterapia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE, Brasil

Nahãmi Cruz de Lucena, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Departamento de Fisioterapia, Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira - Imip, Recife, PE, Brasil

Marcelo Moraes Valença, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Departamento de Neuropsiquiatria, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE, Brasil

Daniella Araújo de Oliveira, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Departamento de Fisioterapia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE, Brasil

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Published

31/12/2013

How to Cite

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Leite LC, Lucena NC de, Valença MM, Oliveira DA de. Impact of primary headache on quality of life in military policemen and its relation to common mental disorder. HM [Internet]. 2013 Dec. 31 [cited 2021 Oct. 24];4(4):96-101. Available from: https://headachemedicine.com.br/index.php/hm/article/view/387

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