Behavioral Research on Headaches: a Coded Bibliography




This coded bibliography aims to include all behavioral headache research published to date. Four hundred and forty references have been found predominantly through Psychological Abstracts and the journal Headache. Each article has been coded according to seven variables which describe the subject sample, and thirteen variables which describe the focus or topic of the study. Each reference preceded by the reference number, subject code, number of subjects in the study, and the topic code. Examples of subject codes are the types of headache the subjects were suffering from; and examples of topic codes are studies focussing on psychophysiological mechanisms, biofeedback training and personality. A table of reference numbers lists the articles pertaining to each topic starting with those including both tension headache and migraine subjects, followed by those including only tension headache subjects, then migraine only, and finally, ‘other’. Hence, this table enables rapid retrieval of references according to the focus of the study and characteristics of the subject sample.