What is an adequate length of baseline in research and clinical practice with chronic headache?

Edward B. Blanchard, Joel Hillhouse, Kenneth A. Appelbaum, James Jaccard

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Abstract

We examined the representativeness of baseline headache diary recording periods of 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks for three kinds of headache disorder - tension, migraine, and combined migraine and tension. For research purposes at pretreatment, 2 weeks of diary recording are preferable for tension headache, while at least 3 weeks are preferred for migraine and combined headache. At follow-up, 1 week of diary recording appears adequate for all three headache types. Recommendations are also made for clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-329
Number of pages7
JournalBiofeedback and Self-Regulation
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1987

Keywords

  • baseline length
  • follow-up
  • headache

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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