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Test anxiety would play a role in tension type headache of children and adolescents: A case-control study

Rezzan Aydin Gorucu, Sercin Tasar, Zeynep Goker, Arzu Yilmaz.

Abstract
Background/Aim: It has been determined in studies that headache, which is a common complaint in childhood, can be closely related to anxiety. Today, where exams are of great importance for children and adolescents, test anxiety may have a place in the etiology of headache. The aim of this study is to determine the relation between tension type headache and test anxiety in children and adolescents.
Methods: Child and adolescents who were diagnosed with tension type headache (n = 65) and healthy group (n = 79) were compared. The Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders parent and child forms, Children's Depression Inventory, Children's Test Anxiety Scale, Revised Test Anxiety Scale were administered to both groups. SPSS 17.0 was used for analyses. p<.05 was accepted as significant.
Results: The median age was 14 years and 67.4% were girls in total. School fear subscale scores of the The Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders were significantly higher in the tension type headache group (p <.001). Children's Test Anxiety Scale autonomic responses subscale (p = .014) and total score of the Revised Test Anxiety Scale (p = .029) was significantly higher in the tension type headache group. Adolescents with tension type headache had higher test anxiety scores.
Conclusion: Test anxiety should be kept in mind when these children are evaluated in terms of headache hence there is an association between them.

Key words: adolescent, child, tension type headache, test anxiety


 
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Gorucu RA, Tasar S, Goker Z, Yilmaz A. Test anxiety would play a role in tension type headache of children and adolescents: A case-control study. PBS. 2021; 11(3): 219-226. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210528081525


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Gorucu RA, Tasar S, Goker Z, Yilmaz A. Test anxiety would play a role in tension type headache of children and adolescents: A case-control study. http://www.pbsciences.org/?mno=84351 [Access: September 27, 2021]. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210528081525


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Gorucu RA, Tasar S, Goker Z, Yilmaz A. Test anxiety would play a role in tension type headache of children and adolescents: A case-control study. PBS. 2021; 11(3): 219-226. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210528081525



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Gorucu RA, Tasar S, Goker Z, Yilmaz A. Test anxiety would play a role in tension type headache of children and adolescents: A case-control study. PBS. (2021), [cited September 27, 2021]; 11(3): 219-226. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210528081525



Harvard Style

Gorucu, R. A., Tasar, . S., Goker, . Z. & Yilmaz, . A. (2021) Test anxiety would play a role in tension type headache of children and adolescents: A case-control study. PBS, 11 (3), 219-226. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210528081525



Turabian Style

Gorucu, Rezzan Aydin, Sercin Tasar, Zeynep Goker, and Arzu Yilmaz. 2021. Test anxiety would play a role in tension type headache of children and adolescents: A case-control study. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 11 (3), 219-226. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210528081525



Chicago Style

Gorucu, Rezzan Aydin, Sercin Tasar, Zeynep Goker, and Arzu Yilmaz. "Test anxiety would play a role in tension type headache of children and adolescents: A case-control study." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 11 (2021), 219-226. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210528081525



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Gorucu, Rezzan Aydin, Sercin Tasar, Zeynep Goker, and Arzu Yilmaz. "Test anxiety would play a role in tension type headache of children and adolescents: A case-control study." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 11.3 (2021), 219-226. Print. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210528081525



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Gorucu, R. A., Tasar, . S., Goker, . Z. & Yilmaz, . A. (2021) Test anxiety would play a role in tension type headache of children and adolescents: A case-control study. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 11 (3), 219-226. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210528081525