The pain of every day: student health before and during the Covid-19 pandemic




Headache, Migraine, Anxiety, Tinnitus, COVID-19


For 4 years, our team has been monitoring the physical and mental complaints of Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) students, mainly those from the healthcare field. We have verified oscillations in headache complaints and other psycho-emotional symptoms during this period. In 2022, perhaps as a result of the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, complaints of headache and anxiety were above 70%. This public, today, demands integral care appropriate to their socio-cultural reality. We warn about the importance of local diagnosis and respective offer of appropriate social support to each reality to foster, care and accompany these communities.


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Author Biographies

Ana Lucia Basilio Carneiro, Universidade Federal da Paraíba

DMRF - CCS - Departamento de Morfologia

Semírames Cartonilho de Souza Ramos, Federal University of Paraíba

DESC - CCS - Departamento de Enfermagem em Saúde Coletiva


de Souza Ramos SC, Brochin LF, Carneiro ALB, Junior OCR, Albarado KVP, Martins TM. Ensino, monitoria e promoção da saúde em tempos de pandemia da COVID-19. Research, Society and Development 2021;10(8):e45410817544-e45410817544. DOI:

Alves LB, Carneiro ALB, Ramos SCdS, Melo MNAd, Silva LAd. Perceptions, Physical and Psycho-Emotional Complaints Among Students: a cross-sectional study before the pandemic. International Journal of Health Science. Volume 2. p 1-14. DOI:

Carneiro ALB, Ramos SCDS, Brasil AWDL, Silva LAD, Lima GGD, Alves LB, Melo MNAD, Melo CDMBD. COVID-19 - The invisible enemy: impacts on students' mental health and coping strategies. Research, Society and Development 2021;10(1):e59110112144. DOI:

Carneiro ALB, Ramos SCDS, Santos JND, Alves LB, Silva LAD, Costa CBA, Ribeiro Júnior OC. Impacts of the second wave of Covid-19 in Brazil: a cross-sectional study with nursing students. Research, Society and Development 2022;11(9):e30311931713. DOI:

Sousa Neto ARD, Carvalho ARBD, Oliveira EMND, Magalhães RDLB, Moura MEB, Freitas DRJD. Symptomatic manifestations of the disease caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) in adults: systematic review. Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem 2021;42(spe). DOI:




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Carneiro ALB, Silva LA da, Alves LB, Ramos SC de S. The pain of every day: student health before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. Headache Med [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 28 [cited 2024 Mar. 2];13(4):306-7. Available from:



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