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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00269581
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : December 23, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2012
Michael Rapoff, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Rapoff, Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center
Purpose of this study is to determine if a CD-ROM computer program (called "Headstrong") is effective in helping children cope with chronic headaches.
Condition or disease
Other: Educational CD-romOther: Headstrong CD-rom
Children, 7-12 years, with recurrent headaches are randomly assigned to an educational CD-ROM program or the Headstrong CD-ROM program. We anticipate that those assigned to the active (Headstrong) program group will have significantly greater reductions in headache frequency, duration, and severity and improvements in mood and quality of life.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
7 Years to 12 Years (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
7-12 years of age
having recurrent, intermittent, nonmalignant headaches occurring on an average of at least once per week by parental or child report and separated by symptom-free periods
having a diagnosis by a nurse practitioner, pediatrician, or pediatric neurologist of migraine, muscle-contraction, or chronic daily headaches
their medical history and/or neurological exam suggests that headaches are secondary to another physical or developmental condition
their parents report they have been diagnosed with a mental health condition or they are receiving concurrent psychotherapy
their baseline headache diaries indicate an average headache frequency of less than one per week