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Table 3 Patient characteristics at baseline and after brief intervention (three months follow-up)

From: Feasibility of a brief intervention for medication-overuse headache in primary care – a pilot study

Patient Gender Age Overused medication at baseline Headache days before BI Headache days before BI (diary)+ Headache days after BI Headache days after BI (diary)+ Medication days before BI Medication days before BI (diary)+ Medication days after BI Medication days after BI (diary)+ Headache diagnoses at follow-up
1 Female 45 Paracetamol/Ibuprofen 30 30 30 30 30 30 30* 30 Cervicogenic
2 Male 27 Paracetamol/Ibuprofen 25 26 20 18 22 22 5 4 CTTH
3 Female 45 Paracetamol 30 30 18 16 30 30 2 2 CTTH
4 Female 29 Paracetamol/Ibuprofen 30 30 22 22 30 30 14 14 CTTH + migraine
5 Female 35 Combination analgesic (Acetylsalicylic acid/Codeine/Caffeine) 18 18 14 14 18 18 12* 12 ETTH
Mean   36   27 27 21 20 26 26 13 12  
  1. BI; brief intervention, CTTH; chronic tension-type headache, ETTH; episodic tension-type headache.
  2. +Headache days and medications days taken from 2 week headache diary.
  3. *Two had completely terminated medication for 2 months but restarted before 3 months follow-up.