Navigation Links
painACTION.com improves migraine self-management and reduces migraine-related psychological distress
Date:2/16/2012

painACTION.com is a free, non-promotional online program designed to support self-management and improve overall function in people with chronic pain. This study tested painACTION.com's ability to increase the use of self-management skills in people with chronic migraine headaches. A total of 185 participants completed the study. Participants exposed to painACTION.com were more confident that they could prevent headaches and manage headache-related pain and disability, and reported more use of symptom-management strategies, including relaxation and seeking social support, than the control group. They also reported more daily activities and less migraine-related psychological distress, including decreased depression, anxiety, and stress.

The full report of this study, "A Randomized Trial of a Web-based Intervention to Improve Migraine Self-Management and Coping" was published in the February 2012 issue of Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain (Volume 52, Issue 2). Headache is the official publication of the American Headache Society.

"A critical component of comprehensive migraine treatment is engaging the patient in self-management," says lead researcher Jonas Bromberg, PsyD, Director of Health Communications and Senior Research Scientist at Inflexxion, the company that created painACTION.com. "Self-management training should help patients learn how to identify, avoid, and manage headache triggers, and learn to perform other essential prevention, management, and coping behaviors. The integration of behavioral support in the medical care of migraine is essential in helping people with migraine to manage their condition more effectively, safely manage their prescription pain medications, avoid disease progression, and reduce the high cost of migraine and migraine-related disability to individuals and society."

"Study participants' improved ability to manage their pain and pain symptoms indicates that painACTION.com can be an important element of a comprehensive disease management approach," says Kevin Zacharoff, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs for Inflexxion. "Many people with migraine may have limited access to expert behavioral and lifestyle-change support, or are reluctant to seek mental health services. Health care providers who refer their patients to painACTION.com can help meet a critical public health need by making behavioral support available in a more timely way for larger numbers of migraine patients."


'/>"/>
Contact: Elsbeth McSorley
emcsorley@inflexxion.com
617-614-0369
Inflexxion, Inc.
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. PAP therapy improves neurobehavioral outcomes in children with OSA
2. Intermittent exercise improves blood glucose control for diabetics
3. Bariatric surgery in adolescents improves obesity-related diseases within first 2 years
4. Research finds newer radiation therapy technology improves patients quality of life
5. Regional surgical quality collaborative significantly improves surgical outcomes and reduces cost
6. Drug improves survival of colorectal cancer patients, trial results show
7. New fibrosis classification improves accuracy of diagnosis in hepatitis C
8. Aquatic therapy soon after total knee arthroplasty improves outcomes
9. Long-term inhaled dry powder mannitol improves lung function in CF
10. Walking skills program improves physical function following hip replacement surgery
11. In-utero procedure for birth defect of the diaphragm significantly improves infant survival
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer ... through a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading ... a one size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can ... CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn ... X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom ... of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result ... more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) ... will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research ... anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across ... in Genome magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their ... award to be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... June 27, 2016 Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: ... under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as ... Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Celator"; Nasdaq: CPXX ) ... Daylight Time). As previously announced on May ... definitive merger agreement under which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... -- Story Highlights: , ... health care industry is causing providers to review operating ... offers a suite of solutions for health care providers ... optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle optimization and physician ... and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen ... and manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical ... that Bill Messer has joined the ... further leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: