Efficacy of the Comprehensive Headache Clinic at the Bangkok Hospital: The First 6 Months’ Report

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Nucharin Jindawong, BN, MBA
Kiratikorn Vongvaivanich, MD


OBJECTIVE: To study the effi cacy of the Comprehensive Headache Clinic.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: There were 302 patients who presented at the Headache clinic between July 2011 and January 2012. The effi cacy of treatment was evaluated with questionnaires including Headache Impact TestTM (HIT-6TM), Pain Score, and Headache frequency per week.

RESULTS: Of the 302 cases, 113 (37.42%) completed a four-week followup. The effi cacy of treatment was analysed by using Paired T-test. The impact of headache symptoms, the severity, and the frequency of headache per week had decreased signifi cantly from a statistical point of view. HIT-6TM Score day 0 = 62±5.66, day 28 = 52±7.15 (p < 0.01, t = 2.13), Pain Score day 0 = 7±1.92, day 28 = 3±2.46 (p < 0.01, t = 1.96), Headache frequency per week day 0 = 3±2.68, day 28 = 1±1.87 (p < 0.01, t = 2.58).

CONCLUSION: Findings from the Comprehensive Headache Clinic signifi cantly demonstrate effi cacy in reducing severity, frequency, and the impact of headache symptoms on patients’ daily lives.


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Jindawong N, Vongvaivanich K. Efficacy of the Comprehensive Headache Clinic at the Bangkok Hospital: The First 6 Months’ Report. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2013Feb.20 [cited 2021Jan.19];50:25. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bkkmedj/article/view/218053
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