Tension-Type Headache | The Effect of Specific Strength-Training on Tension-Type Headache in Children 9-17 Years
Tension-Type Headache research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
This study aims at examining muscle strength capacity in neck and shoulder muscles in children and adolescents with and without tension-type headache, and furthermore examining the effect of a 10 week specific strength training programme for neck and shoulder muscles compared to a multi-disciplinary approach in 10 weeks.
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - primary tension-type headache with no more than one episode of migraine pr. month Exclusion Criteria: - post-trauma headache - co-morbidity
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Device:Specific Strength Training10 weeks of progressive specific strength training for neck and shoulder muscles.
Behavioral:Lifestyle Counseling10 weeks of counseling by nurse and physiotherapist in lifestyle changes.
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Specific Strength Training10 weeks of specific strength training of neck and shoulder muscles using elastic resistance.
Lifestyle Counseling10 weeks of counseling by nurse and physiotherapist in lifestyle changes.
Start Date: August 2009
Completed Date: August 2014
Primary Outcome: Headache
Secondary Outcome: TTS
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Birte Tornøe, PhD,MSc,PT
Lead Sponsor: Herlev Hospital
Collaborator: The University Hospitals Centre for Nursing and Care Research, Copenhagen