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MORAES MORAIS, E.; MACIEL DUTRA, L.  and  FONTANA, R.T.. La cefalea y la salud del trabajador de enfermería: análisis de una realidad. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.26, pp.117-125. ISSN 1695-6141.

This is a cross-sectional study aimed to determine the prevalence of headaches in a nursing team in a community hospital in inland Rio Grande do Sul/BR. Data collection was made by a self-administered questionnaire to all employees of the team, making a total of 168 subjects. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics by analyzing frequency distribution. The prevalence of headaches found in the study population was 98%. Stress was cited as a trigger factor in 68% of the questionnaires analyzed and pharmacological treatment is used for 86% of this population. Migraine and tension headache were the prevalent types. The data show that headaches can be considered a major public health problem in nursing and, therefore, reveal the need for investments in healthy nursing environments.

Keywords : headache; prevalence; nursing team.

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