Headache classification and the distinction between migraine and muscle contraction headache

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dc.contributor.advisor Lenzer, Irmingard
dc.creator Vinci, Carmen
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:51Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.other RC392 V56 1992
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22314
dc.description v, 81 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 53-59).
dc.description.abstract The present study examined the ability of certain quantitative and qualitative measures of headache to distinguish between muscle contraction and migraine headache. Data were obtained from pain questionnaires administered to clients attending a hospital based Pain Management Clinic. Thirty-four complete files were available for analysis. Of these, 28 were completed by females; 6 by males. The average age of clients was 38 years. A cluster analysis performed on this sample suggested a two cluster solution corresponding to the traditional muscle contraction/migraine classification. The following variables were found to significantly distinguish between clusters: the number and type of adjectives used by subjects to describe headache; scores on the pain rating indices of the McGill Pain Questionnaire; the identification of physical factors as contributors to headache; the average intensity of headache; and a measure of disability due to headache. It was concluded that this study provided partial support for the traditional nomenclature of headache disorder and that future studies should replicate these results with a larger sample. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc RC392
dc.subject.lcsh Migraine
dc.subject.lcsh Headache
dc.subject.lcsh Tension headache
dc.title Headache classification and the distinction between migraine and muscle contraction headache
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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