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Do Patients With Chronic Daily Headache Have Continuous Headache or Moments of Headache Relief?

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00880425
First Posted: April 13, 2009
Last Update Posted: January 7, 2011
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Information provided by:
Thomas Jefferson University
  Purpose
The objective of this study is to determine if patients with chronic daily headache have continuous headache or moments of headache relief. The secondary objective of this study is to determine the period of time patients who have chronic daily headache that is not continuous are headache free.

Condition
Chronic Daily Headache

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Do Patients With Chronic Daily Headache Have Continuous Headache or Moments of Headache Relief?

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Further study details as provided by Thomas Jefferson University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Subjects With Daily Headache Who Have Continuous Headache [ Time Frame: Records were reviewed from April 2009 through June 2009 ]
    The number of subjects with Daily Headache who have continuous headache


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Patient With Daily Headache Who Have Non-continuous Headache [ Time Frame: Records were reviewed from April 2009 through June 2009 ]
    Number of patient with Daily Headache who have non-continuous headache


Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Participants with continuous headache
Participnts with non-continuous headache

Detailed Description:
This study is a retrospective chart review of all patients over the age of 18 who are seen by the co-investigator during one initial, or routine follow up visit, with the diagnosis of chronic migraine, chronic tension type headache, new daily persistent headache, or chronic post traumatic headache(per International Headache Classification II guidelines6). Patients with the above diagnosis during their routine care are asked five standard questions about their headaches by the co-investigator, and the responses are recorded in the patient's medical record (see question sheet attached). These questions pertain to the patients' health care, and are asked of most patients at the Jefferson Headache center with chronic headache routinely during office visits.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Headache clinic patients with diagnosis of Chronic Migraine, New Daily Persistent Headache, Chronic Tension type headache, or chronic post traumatic headache, over age 18.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Chronic Migraine, New Daily Persistent Headache, Chronic Tension type headache, or chronic post traumatic headache seen at the Jefferson Headache Center.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects under age 18.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00880425


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Jessica Ailani
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Sponsors and Collaborators
Thomas Jefferson University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Stephen D Silberstein, MD Thomas Jefferson University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Stephen Silberstein, Thomas Jefferson University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00880425     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SDS/CDH/01
First Submitted: April 10, 2009
First Posted: April 13, 2009
Results First Submitted: October 22, 2010
Results First Posted: October 29, 2010
Last Update Posted: January 7, 2011
Last Verified: January 2011

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