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Trial Results & Publications

Trial Results:

'Supportive Self-Management Program for People With Chronic Headaches and Migraine A Randomized Controlled Trial and Economic Evaluation', Neurology, 2023

Final Report - Funder (NIHR Journals Library):

A copy of the final report 'Non-pharmacological educational and self-management interventions for people with chronic headache: the CHESS research programme including a RCT' can be viewed here - 

Trial Publications:

Prognostic factors for chronic headache – a systematic review. Can we identify factors predicting prognosis and influencing response to preventative interventions for chronic headache?

Neurology, published 18/07/2017 -

The lived experience of chronic headache: A systematic review and synthesis of the qualitative literature.

BMJ Open, published 06/12/2017-

Non-pharmacological self-management for people living with migraine or tension-type headache: a systematic review including analysis of intervention components.

BMJ Open, published 01/08/2017 - 

Assessing the impact of headaches and the outcomes of treatment: a systematic review of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS).

Cephalalgia, published 18/09/2017 -

Diagnostic and classification tools for chronic headache disorders: A systematic review.

Cephalalgia, published 18/10/2018 - 

Development and validation of a telephone classification interview for common chronic headache disorders.

The Journal of Headache and Pain, published 09/01/2019-

Chronic Headache Education and Self-management Study (CHESS) – a mixed method feasibility study to inform the design of a randomised controlled trial.

BMC Medical Research Methodology, published 31/01/2019 -

Development of an education and self-management intervention for chronic headache – CHESS trial (Chronic Headache Education and Self-management Study).

The Journal of Headache and Pain, published 26/03/2019 -

The CHESS trial: protocol for the process evaluation of a randomised trial of an education and self-management intervention for people with chronic headache

BMC Trials, published 04/06/2019 -

Usual care and a self-management support programme versus usual care and a relaxation programme for people living with chronic headache disorders: a randomised controlled trial protocol (CHESS)

Patient and public involvement in a UK National Institute for Health Research Programme Grant for Applied Research: Experiences from the Chronic Headache Education and Self-management Study (CHESS).

Primary Health Care Research & Development, 22, E72. published - 19/11/2021 doi:10.1017/S1463423621000670