Relation of intensity and frequency of headache with general health status of patients with chronic tension-type headache

Demirturk F., Akarcali I., Akbayrak T., Citak I.

PAIN CLINIC, vol.13, no.4, pp.323-329, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/15685690260138947
  • Journal Name: PAIN CLINIC
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.323-329
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


This study was performed in order to investigate the relation between chronic tension type headache and general health status of 90 subjects. Duration of headache since onset (year), pain intensity (VAS: visual analogue scale), frequency, headache index values (severity of headache x frequency) and general health questionnaire results were recorded. When data were analysed, positive correlations were found among pain intensity, frequency, headache index value and general health questionnaire results (p < 0.01). We consider that as the intensity and frequency of headache increase, general health worsens.