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?

Tension-Type Headache

Study Interventions

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.

Study Arms

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.

Study Status


Start Date: August 2009

Completed Date: August 2014

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


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

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