Psychosocial Factors and Prediction of Headaches in College Adults
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 1997
Source ID: shanti-sources-22299
Zotero Collections: Contemplation by Applied Subject, Higher Education and Contemplation, Education and Contemplation
Abstract: The current study evaluated psychosocial variables that may contribute to the experience of headache in college adults. One hundred ninety-nine participants, 103 women and 96 men, completed head pain logs for 4 weeks after completing measures assessing psychosocial variables. Multiple regression analyses indicated that level of emotional functioning, perception of stress, and gender were predictive of future headache frequency, intensity, and duration. Family history and health habits did not predict headache activity. These findings are consistent with research investigating psychosocial variables and headache activity.