Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Indicators of quality of life and adaptation to chronic tense headaches

Year: 2012, volume 8 Issue: №2 Pages: 533-535
Heading: Neurology Article type:
Authors: Slyusar T.A., Serebrova T.V., Zueva G.A., Selyankina Y.N., Abramenko Y.V.
Organization: Tver State Medical University of the Ministry of Russia

The goal of the research is the comparative analysis of a quality of life and quantitative characteristics of a chronic tense headache as well as the studying of adaptive reactions. 123 women (middle age 42,6±2,3) with initiatory stages of chronic tense headaches have been examined using diagnostic criteria of the International classifcation of headache disorders (ICDH — II, 2003), headache diary and the McGill Pain Questionnaire. Headache intensity was estimated by the Visual Analog Scale. Monitoring quality of life (QOL) was organized in a form of a questionnaire SF-36. An adaptive reactions type was analizing by L. Kh. Garkavi. Clinical implications and quantitative characteristics of a chronic tense headache, condition of vegetative and emotional sphere, and also quality of life and adaptive reactions are studied. Infuence of chronic headache on various components quality of life was investigated. Monitoring of physical, psychological and social functioning of patients with reception of differential and integrated quantity indicators of QOL, and also the analysis of adaptic reactions will give the chance to the doctor to develop a complex of practical references on treatment chronic tense headache at patients with poor quality of life and adverse adaptive reactions.

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