Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Quality of life and clinical features of chronic exertion headache in men and women

Year: 2012, volume 8 Issue: №4 Pages: 957-961
Heading: Neurology Article type: Original article
Authors: Selyankina Yu.N., Slyusar T.A.
Organization: Tver State Medical University of the Ministry of Russia

The research goal was to study quality of life and clinical features of chronic headache in men and women. Materials and Methods. The comprehensive survey was conducted. 162 people (75 men and 87 women aged 35-54 years, average age 45,6±2,6 years) with tension headache (TH), corresponding to the criteria of tension-type headache under international classification of headaches (2003) were examined. The results of studies of quality of life among the patients with chronic tension headache allowed to estimate the impact of disease on various components of QOL in men and women. Conclusions. Monitoring of physical, psychological and social functioning of patients to obtain differential and integral quantitative indicators enabled a doctor to correct treatment at various stages and to develop a set of practical recommendations for treatment of patients with poor quality of life.

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