Muscle Strength in Shoulder and Neck Muscles in Tension Type Headache Patients. Effect of Specific Strength Training
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02984826|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 7, 2016
Last Update Posted : December 7, 2016
Tension Type Headache (TTH) is highly frequent and is of great socio-economic importance. Andersen et al. 2008 has shown that maximal muscle strength is reduced in women with trapezius myalgia. It is shown that specific strength training leads to prolonged pain relief.
Aim:Test: To investigate the impact of TTH on shoulder, and neck muscle strength in patients with TTH compared to healthy controls.
Intervention: To investigate the effect of specific strength training on patients with TTH compared with control group, receiving training in ergonomics.
Method: Test part. 60 tension headache patients, 30 healthy. Muscle testing of neck and shoulder. Testing conducted by blinded research assistant.
Intervention group: 60 patients with tension headache randomly assigned to the intervention group or control group. Intervention with specific strength training program runs for 10 weeks. The control group will be trained in ergonomics. 3 months follow up.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Tension-Type Headache||Other: Strength training Other: Ergonomic and posture||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||90 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Muscle Strength in Shoulder and Neck Muscles in Adult Tension Type Headache Patients, and the Effect of Specific Strength Training|
|Study Start Date :||May 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2012|
Active Comparator: Strength training
Intervention with specific strength training program runs for 10 weeks.
Other: Strength training
The specific ST group trained and fulfilled a 10 week training diary. The ST consisted of 4 shoulder exercises. During the training the relative loading was progressively increased from 12 repetitions maximum (RM) (70% of maximal intensity) at the beginning to 8 RM (80 % of the maximal intensity). ST was performed with slow concentric and eccentric muscle contractions with resistance from the elastic bands.
Active Comparator: Ergonomic and posture
Intervention, the control group will be trained in ergonomics and posture.
Other: Ergonomic and posture
The control group was instructed in ergonomics and posture correction (EP). They were instructed to pay attention to their sitting posture, and how they used a computer or other working tools. Further they were asked to do a posture correction exercise 3 times a day with 10 repetitions. The EP were seen twice during the 10 week period, and had a phone call every 2 weeks. After 10 weeks they were instructed that they should stop the exercise but continue to be conscious of their ergonomics and sitting position.
- Headache frequency [ Time Frame: Primary outcome headache frequency at (19-22 weeks) ]Frequency was calculated and analyzed as days with headache pr. month. primary outcome at follow up.(19-22 weeks)
- Headache Duration [ Time Frame: Primary outcome duration of pain at (19-22 weeks) ]The duration of the headache was registered in hours for each day with headache.
- Intensity of headache [ Time Frame: Intensity of pain at (19-22 weeks) ]The intensity was registered on a 0-10 Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) where 0 is no pain, and 10 is worst possible pain. It was calculated as intensity mean/week and a mean for 4 weeks were produced
- Medication intake [ Time Frame: Medication intake at (19-22 weeks) ]Use of pain medicine was registered as days of medicine intake throughout the entire trial.
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|Danish Headache Center Rigshospitalet - Glostrup|
|Glostrup, Denmark, 2600|
|Principal Investigator:||Bjarne K K Madsen, phd stud.||Danish Headache Center|