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Stress Management for Chronic Headaches

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00956969
First Posted: August 11, 2009
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mark A. Lumley, Wayne State University
August 10, 2009
August 11, 2009
June 17, 2013
September 2009
May 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Headache frequency and severity [ Time Frame: baseline, 6-weeks, 6-months ]
Headache frequency and severity [ Time Frame: baseline, 6-weeks, 3-,6-, and 12-months ]
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00956969 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Headache disability [ Time Frame: baseline, 6-weeks, 6-months ]
  • Mood, self-efficacy, stress symptoms [ Time Frame: baseline and 6-weeks ]
  • Headache disability [ Time Frame: baseline, 6-weeks, 3-,6-, and 12-months ]
  • Mood, self-efficacy, stress symptoms [ Time Frame: baseline and 6-weeks ]
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Stress Management for Chronic Headaches
Emotional Awareness and Expression Training and Relaxation Training for People With Chronic Headaches
This interventional, randomized controlled study seeks to test the effects of a novel emotional awareness and expression intervention against relaxation training or no intervention for college students with chronic headaches. These two interventions are conceptually quite distinct, as the former seeks to activate and process anger, whereas the latter, more commonly used technique, seeks to suppress or avoid it.
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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Headaches
  • Behavioral: Anger Awareness and Expression
    Teaches patients to recognize, experience, and express emotions
  • Behavioral: Relaxation Training
    Teaches patients relaxation training
  • Experimental: Anger awareness and expression
    Training for anger awareness and expression
    Intervention: Behavioral: Anger Awareness and Expression
  • Active Comparator: Relaxation Training
    Teach patients relaxation training
    Intervention: Behavioral: Relaxation Training
  • No Intervention: No-treatment control
    Assessment only control condition
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Completed
147
May 2011
May 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Undergraduate students at Wayne State University who have chronic headaches

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Insufficiently frequent headaches
  • Uninterested in engaging in a stress management intervention
  • Headaches appear due to substance use or head trauma
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
 
NCT00956969
WSU0000001
No
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Mark A. Lumley, Wayne State University
Wayne State University
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Principal Investigator: Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D. Wayne State University
Wayne State University
June 2013

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