International Journal of Biometeorology

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 263–269

The relationship of headache occurrence to barometric pressure

  • Jane Schulman
  • A. Leviton
  • W. Slack
  • D. Porter
  • J. R. Graham
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02249796

Cite this article as:
Schulman, J., Leviton, A., Slack, W. et al. Int J Biometeorol (1980) 24: 263. doi:10.1007/BF02249796

Abstract

A total of 75 people residing in the metropolitan Boston area who had frequently recurring headaches kept a headache diary for one month beginning March 1975. Data were also collected about barometric pressure during this time. We found that the probability of headache severity on any day was independent of the effects of time. An inference of this, supported by other findings in this study, is that headache occurrence is minimally affected by time-related phenomena such as barometric pressure readings or changes..

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© Swets & Zeitlinger B.V. 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane Schulman
    • 1
  • A. Leviton
    • 2
  • W. Slack
    • 1
  • D. Porter
    • 1
  • J. R. Graham
    • 3
  1. 1.Thorndike Laboratory and Department of Medicine Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel HospitalBoston
  2. 2.Departments of NeurologyChildren's Hospital Medical Center, Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical CenterBoston
  3. 3.Headache Research FoundationBoston