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Headache Burden in Children and Adolescents

Edited by:
Marco Antônio Arruda, MD, PhD, Glia Institute, Brazil
Timothy J. Steiner, BSc, PhD, MB, BS, LLM, MA, MSc, DIC, FFPM, FRCP, Imperial College London, United Kingdom 

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 30 September 2024

The Journal of Headache and Pain is calling for submissions to our Collection on Headache Burden in Children and Adolescents.

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New Content ItemThis collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

About the Collection

Historically, and recently, the emphasis in epidemiological and population-health studies characterising and measuring headache-attributable burdens has been on adults. 

This Collection, aligning with UN SDG-3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages), aims for a rebalancing. More specifically, it aligns with SDG-3.8 (Achieve universal health coverage..., access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines... for all) by assessing and raising awareness of unmet needs among young people.

The scope of the Collection will embrace estimates from worldwide of headache-attributed burden, studies characterising the headache disorders of childhood and their evolution throughout adolescence (especially longitudinal cohort studies), those providing insights into the diagnostic uncertainties of child and adolescent headache, and those proposing or evaluating systems of care for child and adolescent headache (but not clinical trials of individual treatments).

  1. We recently found headache disorders to be highly prevalent among children (aged 6–11 years) and adolescents (aged 12–17) in Iran (gender- and age-adjusted 1-year prevalences: migraine 25.2%, tension-type head...

    Authors: Mansoureh Togha, Pegah Rafiee, Faraidoon Haghdoost, Shahram Rafie, Seyed Mohammad Hasan Paknejad, Sepideh Amouian, Tayyar Şaşmaz, Derya Kale, Derya Uluduz and Timothy J. Steiner
    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2024 25:86
  2. We previously reported high prevalences of headache disorders among children (6–11 years) and adolescents (12–17 years) in Ethiopia. Here we provide data on headache-attributed burden collected contemporaneous...

    Authors: Yared Zenebe Zewde, Mehila Zebenigus, Hanna Demissie, Redda Tekle-Haimanot, Derya Uluduz, Tayyar Şaşmaz, Fatma Bozdag and Timothy J Steiner
    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2024 25:47
  3. Pediatric Migraine Disability Assessment (PedMIDAS) is one of the most frequently used questionnaires to assess disability from migraine in pediatric patients. This work aimed to evaluate the validity and test...

    Authors: Rehab Magdy, Amr Hassan, Zeinab Mohammed, Mohamed A. Abdeltwab, Nawal F. Abdel Ghaffar and Mona Hussein
    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2024 25:15

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original research, commentaries and reviews, both invited and uninvited (subject to acceptance). Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. 

Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. Please, select the appropriate Collection title “Headache Burden in Children and Adolescents" under the “Details” tab during the submission stage.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer-review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.