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Nepal National Headache Survey 2013


General Info
Nepal (NPL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2013 - 05/2013
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The purpose of this survey was to determine the prevalence of headaches and migraines and to explore the sociodemographic backgrounds of sufferers. The study collected data through in-home interviews given by healthcare employees. In each household, one person between the ages of 18-65 years was selected for the interview.

The interview contained several different sections that asked about sociodemographic background and headache symptoms. These sections included parts of the Headache-Attributed Restriction, Disability, Social Handicap and Impaired Participation (HARDSHIP) questionnaire, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Neuroticism (EPQ-N). Blood pressure, height, and weight were recorded. The altitude of the house was also measured. The sample size for this study was 2,100 individuals.

Suggested citation 
Dhulikhel Hospital (Nepal), Lifting The Burden (United Kingdom), World Health Organization (WHO). Nepal National Headache Survey 2013.