|Document ID (ISN)||101778|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Eglund M., Risberg J.
||Self-reported headache during saturation diving
||Mar. 2003, Vol.74, No.3, p.236-241. Illus. 23 ref.
||Headache is a frequent symptom among divers, but there is limited knowledge of the incidence and clinical characteristics of such headaches. During 2001, a questionnaire was distributed to divers working in offshore diving operations on the Norwegian continental shelf. Questions included past and present headache symptoms, with pain intensity indicated visual analog scale (VAS) from zero to ten. A total of 56 divers from two diving contractors participated in the study, during which 67 saturation dives were registered. The divers estimated a higher frequency of headaches in connection to saturation diving than to other activities of everyday life. One third of the divers reported experiencing headache after they finished decompression. There was a significant increase in reports of headache on the last day of decompression and on the first day post-saturation compared with the start of decompression. Median headache duration was 6h and median pain score estimated on a VAS was 2.5, equivalent to moderate intensity.
||migraine; offshore oil extraction; risk factors; saturation diving
||subjective assessment; Norway; frequency rates; questionnaire survey; decompression
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Norway|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Petroleum and natural gas industry
Diseases of the nervous system