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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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