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Nepal National Headache Survey 2013


General Info
Nepal (NPL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2013 - 05/2013
Series or system 
Headache-Attributed Restriction, Disability and Impaired Participation (HARDSHIP) Surveys
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.