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Personal protective equipment-associated headaches in health care workers during COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis.


Sahebi A, Hasheminejad N, Shohani M, Yousefi A, Tahernejad S, Tahernejad A
Front Public Health. 2022; 10:942046.
PMID: 36311638.


Health Care Workers (HCWs) use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect themselves and prevent the transmission of the disease. The use of PPE, especially respiratory masks, has adverse consequences, including headaches, which have been secondary and unusual. The aim of the present systematic review and meta-analysis study was to investigate the prevalence of PPE-associated headaches in HCWs during COVID-19 pandemic.