An individually tailored behavioral medicine treatment in physical therapy for tension-type headache - Two experimental case studies
2016 (English)In: Journal of Pain Research, ISSN 1178-7090, E-ISSN 1178-7090, Vol. 9, 1089-1099 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Aim: The aim of this study was to describe and evaluate the effect of an individually tailored behavioral medicine treatment in physical therapy, based on a functional behavioral analysis (FBA), for tension-type headache (TTH). Patients and methods: Two case studies with A1-A2-B-A3 design of two patients with TTH was conducted. Outcome variables were headache frequency, headache index (mean intensity), consumption of analgesics, self-efficacy in headache management (Headache Management Self-efficacy Scale [HMSE]), disability, and perceived loss of happiness for activities with family and friends. Results: The results showed that headache frequency and headache index decreased for one of the patients. Self-efficacy in headache management increased markedly for both patients. Conclusion: A behavioral medicine treatment in physical therapy based on an FBA can be a way for physical therapists to handle patients with TTH. Future investigations should focus on large group studies with longer observation periods.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 9, 1089-1099 p.
Functional behavioral analysis, Headache index, Loss of happiness, Self-efficacy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34530DOI: 10.2147/JPR.S121609ISI: 000389840200001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85003474972OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-34530DiVA: diva2:1059219