Brief Intervention for Medication Overuse Headache (BIMOH)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Oslo
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christofer Lundqvist, Akershus University College
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01314768
First received: March 14, 2011
Last updated: January 11, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
  Purpose

The investigators will perform a cluster randomised controlled study of Brief intervention (BI) for medication-overuse headache (MOH) versus business as usual. GPs will be trained to perform a structured brief intervention after identifying patients with probable MOH using the severity of dependence scale. The control arm will include patients of GPs who have not been trained in BI. Patients will be recruited by prior short postal screening of patients listed on the GPs patient lists.

The hypothesis is that BI will lead to improvement of medication-overuse and chronic headache as compared to no BI.

Main outcomes are:

  • number of medication days per month
  • number of headache days per month
  • headache index

Condition Intervention
Medication-overuse Headache
Chronic Headache
Behavioral: Brief intervention
Other: Business as usual
Other: Screening and outcome evaluation only

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: RCT of Structured Brief Intervention for Medication Overuse Headache Versus Business as Usual

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Akershus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of medication days per month [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of headache days per month [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion significantly improved [ Time Frame: 3 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    proportion improved >50% and >25% in terms of no headache days/month

  • Headache medication days per month (diary reported) [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Headache days/month (diary reported) [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Average headache intensity (VAS) [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Self-reported health related costs [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Long term follow up of same outcomes as above plus relapse rate [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Headache index [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Headache intensity x frequency x duration


Estimated Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: March 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Brief intervention Behavioral: Brief intervention
Structured behavioural Brief intervention given by trained GPs
Placebo Comparator: Business as usual Other: Business as usual
GPs to treat patient as they have until now based on best established practice
Chronic headache control Other: Screening and outcome evaluation only
Population control Other: Screening and outcome evaluation only
No additional intervention

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-50 years of age
  • Screening positive for possible chronic headache (> 10 headache days per month) (not for population control arm)
  • Screening positive for possible medication-overuse (> 15 medication days per month) (not for chronic headache control arm)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other complicating pain with medication treatment
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01314768

Locations
Norway
Akershus University Hospital
Lørenskog, Norway
Dept of general medicine, University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Akershus
University of Oslo
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christofer Lundqvist, MD, PhD Akershus University Hospital and University of Oslo
  More Information

No publications provided by University Hospital, Akershus

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Christofer Lundqvist, Principal investigator/Project leader, Akershus University College
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01314768     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BIMOH
Study First Received: March 14, 2011
Last Updated: January 11, 2013
Health Authority: Norway: Directorate of Health
Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Headache
Headache Disorders
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases

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