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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

IMPACT FACTOR (RJIF): 8.4

Vol. 8, Issue 8, Part C (2022)

Perception of illness and work performance of person diagnosed with headache attending out-patient department: A descriptive study

Perception of illness and work performance of person diagnosed with headache attending out-patient department: A descriptive study

Author(s)
Surabhi Dutta and Yumnam Chanu Superior
Abstract
Background of the study: The concept of illness is significantly related to several outcome measures in different medical conditions. However, very little population is aware about headache-related causal attributions and cognitive and emotional representations in patients with migraine. Headache is one of the most common causes of morbidity that everyone has faced at least once in lifetime. Primary headache is not only commonest disorders in the world but also among the most burdensome, causing considerable morbidity and loss of productivity.Objectives• To assess the socio-demographic and clinical variable of person diagnosed with headache attending Out-Patient Department, LGBRIMH, Tezpur, Assam.• To assess the perception of illness of a person diagnosed with headache attending Out-Patient Department, LGBRIMH, Tezpur, Assam.• To assess the work performance of the persons diagnosed with headache attending Out-Patient Department, LGBRIMH, Tezpur, Assam.• To find out the association of perception of illness with selected socio-demographic and clinical variables of person diagnosed with headache attending Out-Patient Department, LGBRIMH, Tezpur, Assam.• To find out the association of work performance with selected socio-demographic and clinical variables of person diagnosed with headache attending Out-Patient Department, LGBRIMH, Tezpur, Assam.Methods: A sample of 30 patients who were diagnosed with headache operationally migraine visiting in the Out-Patient Department of Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur, Assam was selected by purposive sampling technique. Data was collected by using Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire (BPIQ) and the Work and Social Adjustment Scale (WSAS). The collected data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.Results: The results showed that majority 93.3% (n=28) of the participants were female and among them 90% (n=27) were married. Majority 86.7% (n=26) experienced headache associated with nausea. Most of the respondents 70% (n=21) experienced throbbing pain during headache. Major part of the participants 73.3% (n=22) reported of headache that starts gradually. Most of the participants 43.3% (n=13) found to have severe headache in the morning. Majority of the participants 60% (n=18) experienced headache due to exposure to sunlight and 20% (n=6) accounted for headache due to physical activity. Conclusion: Headache disorders are one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. As migraine does not have complete cure so people are fed up of repeated treatment and severity of pain hampers in the work performance and not able to concentrate in any work or do any productive work which leads to distress, anger, low mood, fear in individual. So, it is needed to understand the proper course of illness, its implication and provide necessary information to the patient about the disease process and sought out the emotional problems with adequate information.
Pages: 160-163  |  306 Views  91 Downloads


International Journal of Applied Research
How to cite this article:
Surabhi Dutta, Yumnam Chanu Superior. Perception of illness and work performance of person diagnosed with headache attending out-patient department: A descriptive study. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(8):160-163.
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