Characterization of Migraine Prevalence, Triggers, and Symptoms in a Collegiate Sample


This study aims to investigate the prevalence, triggers, and symptoms of migraines in college students at the University of California, Irvine. Migraines are a neurological disease that affects individuals of all ages and genders, and can have a significant impact on daily life. The study will examine the potential correlation between migraine occurrence and various factors, including comorbidities, perceived stress levels, mental disorders, sleep disorders, socioeconomic status, involvement in extracurricular activities, and academic workload. The objective is to determine which factors, if any, are most influential in migraine occurrence and whether they work in conjunction with others to increase migraine prevalence in college students. This research could provide students at UCI with valuable information on ways to minimize the impact of migraines on their lives, and contribute to a healthier community on campus. The findings could also aid in developing targeted interventions and treatments to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines in college students. Overall, this study has the potential to enhance our understanding of migraines and improve the student experience for those who are affected.

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