Electronic ISSN 2287-0237

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EFFICACY OF THE COMPREHENSIVE HEADACHE CLINIC AT THE BANGKOK HOSPITAL: THE FIRST 6 MONTHS’ REPORT

FEBRUARY 2013 - VOL.5 | ORIGINAL ARTICLE
OBJECTIVE:

To study the efficacy of the Comprehensive Head- ache Clinic.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

There were 302 patients who presented at the Headache clinic between July 2011 and January 2012. The efficacy of treatment was evaluated with questionnaires including Headache Impact TestTM (HIT-6TM), Pain Score, and Headache frequency per week.

RESULTS:

Of the 302 cases, 113 (37.42%) completed a four-week followup. The efficacy of treatment was analysed by using Paired T-test. The impact of headache symptoms, the severity, and the frequency of headache per week had decreased significantly from a statistical point of view. HIT-6TM Score day 0 = 62±5.66, day 28 = 52±7.15 (p < 0.01, t = 2.13), Pain Score day 0 = 7±1.92, day 28 = 3±2.46 (p < 0.01, t = 1.96), Headache frequency per week day 0 = 3±2.68,day 28 = 1±1.87 (p < 0.01, t = 2.58).

CONCLUSION:

Findings from the Comprehensive Headache Clinic significantly demonstrate efficacy in reducing severity, frequency, and the impact of headache symptoms on patients’ daily lives.

Keywords:

headache clinic, primary headache, secondary headache, migraine, HIT-6, Bangkok hospital

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Figure 1:
The Headache Impact TestTM(HIT-6TM) form.
Table 1:
The Headache Impact TestTM(HIT-6TM) interpretation.
Table 2:
Patient characteristics and Headache subtypes
Figure 2:
Graph shows the comparison of the headache score on Day 0 vs. Day 28
Table 3:
Comparison of headache scores on Day 0 vs. Day 28
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