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Ghayeghran A, Dehnadi Moghadam A, Sedighi Moghadam P. Survey of Teachers’ Knowledge about Migraine in Rasht in 2005. jour guilan uni med sci. 2007; 16 (61) :51-59
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Abstract Introduction: Migraine is a common disease that its consequences affect individual, familial, social and economic aspects of life. Unfortunately, despite of considerable disabilities, a large number of migraine sufferers are not aware of their disorder and this leads to inappropriate care seeking and ineffective treatments. It seems that increasing people’s knowledge and awareness about this disease, Particularly teachers who are in permanent contact with a population in whom migraine most commonly begins, plays a major role in early diagnosis, appropriate management and, accordingly, the reduction of its consequences. Objective: The aim of this study was the determine teachers’ knowledge level about migraine in primary- intermediate and high schools in Rasht in 2005. Materials and Methods: This cross- sectional and descriptive study was carried out on 400 teachers who worked in state primary schools, intermediate schools and high schools in Rasht. Multistage cluster sampling was used and a questionnaire including 34 items in 2 sections, 9 demographic and 25 about knowledge was applied . Data were analyzed by using SPSS 9. Results: Level of knowledge in 172 participants (43%) was weak it was moderate in 159 participants (39.7%) and good in 69 participants (17.3%). Less than 50% of teachers knew that migraine is common in adolescents and being of its attack occurred in these ages. Conclusion: Considering the prominence of weak level of knowledge among participants, showed that planning of educational programs about migraine for teachers is necessary. Consequently, essential steps would be taken to achieve early diagnosis and decrease consequences of migraine in adolescents.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/01/1 | Accepted: 2014/01/1 | Published: 2014/01/1

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