Smartphone-Delivered Music Therapy Beneficial In Migraine: S
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According to recent research findings, published in the Headache, Smartphone-delivered PMR may be an acceptable, accessible form of therapy for migraine. Researchers assessed the feasibility and acceptability of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) delivered by a smartphone application in the Primary Care setting.

This pilot study was a non-blinded, randomized, parallel-arm controlled trial of adults with migraine and 4+ headache days/month. All participants were given the RELAXaHEAD app which includes an electronic headache diary. Participants were randomized to receive 1 of the 2 versions of the app-one with PMR and the other without PMR. The primary outcomes were measures of feasibility and acceptability.

Of 139 participants, 108 had moderate-severe disability. For the first 6 weeks, participants practiced PMR 2-4 days/week. Mean per session duration was 11.1 ± 8.3 minutes. Relative to the diary-only group, the PMR group showed a greater non-significant decline in mean MIDAS scores corresponding to a small moderate mean effect size.

The team concluded that Smartphone delivered PMR may be an acceptable, accessible form of therapy for migraine. Mean effects show a small moderate mean effect size in disability scores.

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https://headachejournal.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/head.14010
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