The Efficacy and Cost-effectiveness of Minimal-therapist-contact, Non-drug Treatments of Chronic Migraine and Tension Headache




Two studies, one involving 53 tension headache patients and the other involving 87 vascular (both migraine and combined migraine and tension headaches) headache patients, are presented in which a largely home-based, self-administered non-drug treatment for headache was compared to a comparable clinic-based, therapist-administered treatment regimen. The home-based treatment programs were equal in effectiveness to the clinic-based programs and significantly more cost effective for both types of headache patients.