Health Systems & Services Research | Headache
Headache features and outcome in a tertiary center from Brazil
Abouch V Krymchantowski*, Ana Luisa Brasil, Carla Jevoux
*Corresponding author: Abouch V Krymchantowski
The Headache Center of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
F1000Posters 2012, 3: 657 (poster) [English]
Poster [221.96 KB]
54th American Headache Society Annual Meeting 2012, 21 - 24 Jun 2012, P47
Daily or near-daily headaches as well as overuse of symptomatic medications are common features among patients of tertiary centers, and adherence issues are also more frequent. The aim here was to determine headache characteristics and patients' behavior, as well as treatments prescribed, previous pattern of health care seeking and adherence/response to treatment provided in a tertiary center of Brazil.
Triptans were the most overused class of symptomatic medications, perhaps due to the large number of prior neurologist consultations. Most of our patients had two or more preventive agents prescribed. It differs from the general treatment profile of most physicians who prefer monotherapy. Response and adherence rates were high, although comparison studies are scant.
To perform clinical based controlled studies.
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