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On the prevention of migraine -focus on exercise and the patient's perspective


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Title: On the prevention of migraine -focus on exercise and the patient's perspective
Authors: Varkey, Emma
E-mail: emma.varkey@neuro.gu.se
Issue Date: 3-Feb-2012
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
Parts of work: I. Varkey E, Hagen K, Zwart JA, Linde M. Physical activity and headache: results from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study. Cephalalgia 2008;28:1292–7.
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II. Varkey E, Cider Å, Carlsson J, Linde M. A study to evaluate the feasibility of an aerobic exercise program in patients with migraine. Headache 2009;49:563–70.
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III. Varkey E, Cider Å, Carlsson J, Linde M. Exercise as migraine prophylaxis: a randomized study using relaxation and topiramate as controls. Cephalalgia 2011;31:1428–38.
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IV. Varkey E, Linde M, Henoch I. ‘It’s a balance between letting it influence life completely and not letting it influence life at all’: a qualitative study of migraine prevention from the patients’ perspectives. Submitted.
Date of Defence: 2012-02-24
Disputation: Fredagen den 24 februari 2012, kl 09.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: headache
physical activity
exercise
chronic disease
rehabilitation
physical therapy
relaxation
prevention
quality of life
attitudes
knowledge
experiences
Abstract: ABSTRACT Migraine is a common neurological disorder causing huge suffering both for the individuals affected and for society. As migraine is a chronic disorder that cannot be cured, but merely relieved, prevention is of great importance. Exercise is often recommended in migraine prevention, but evidence of efficacy is still lacking. It can be difficult for patients with migraine to perform exercise, since heavy physical activity is a well-known trigger for migraine. It is known that pharmacolo... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8406-2
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/28006
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Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
Doctoral Theses from Sahlgrenska Academy

 

 

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