Exercise in Migraine and Co-existing Tension-type Headache and Neck Pain
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02269501|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 21, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 8, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Migraine Tension-type Headache Neck Pain||Other: Exercise treatment||Not Applicable|
Migraine and tension-type headache are among the most common neurological diseases and are causing reduced quality of life, private and socio-economic consequences in terms of medical consumption and work-related absenteeism. The clinical experience shows that physical activity, like cycling and brisk walking, can prevent migraine attacks, but the evidence of the efficacy is sparse.
The primary aim of the study is to investigate the acute and the long term effect of exercise on patients suffering from migraine and co-existing tension-type headache and neck pain.
The project will be the first of its kind that explores the effect of an exercise program on patients who both suffer from migraine, tension-type headache and neck pain. We expect that the participants from the exercise program will achieve a reduced pain impact on everyday life, an improved fitness and quality of life, and a decrease of absence days and medication use.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||70 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Effect of a Specific Exercise Program on Patients Suffering From Migraine and Co-existing Tension-type Headache and Neck Pain|
|Study Start Date :||November 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 23, 2018|
Experimental: Exercise treatment
Other: Exercise treatment
No Intervention: No treatment
- Changes in pain [ Time Frame: At baseline and after three, six and 12 months follow-up ]Pain intensity, pain frequency and pain duration for migraine, tension-type headache and neck pain based on four-weeks headache and neck pain diaries prior inclusion; and diaries filled out each day for three months during intervention and again four weeks prior to six months follow-up and again four weeks prior to 12 months follow-up
- Changes in headache and neck pain impact [ Time Frame: At baseline and after three, six and 12 months follow-up ]Headache and neck pain impact measured by the following questionnaires: Impact of Migraine, Tension-Type Headache and Neck Pain (a newly developed questionnaire), International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ short form), Migraine Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (MSQ v. 2.1), Psychological well-being index (WHO-5), Major Depression Inventory (MDI) and Neck Disability Index (NDI).
- Changes in quatitative sensory testing [ Time Frame: At baseline and after three and six months follow-up ]Quantitative sensory tests are measured by: Total tenderness score, local tenderness score, pressure pain threshold and suprathreshold pain sensitivity
- Changes in aerobic fitness [ Time Frame: At baseline and after three and six months follow-up ]Åstrands submaximal bicycle test
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02269501
|Danish Headache Center, Department of Neurology|
|Glostrup, Denmark, 2600|