Headache

Societal Impact of Headache

Burden, Costs and Response

Editors: Steiner, Timothy J., Stovner, Lars Jacob (Eds.)

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  • Explains the burden of headache and its financial cost
  • Examines society’s response, its shortcomings, and options for improvement 
  • Includes a section on methodological issues​
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This volume describes the impact of headache disorders on public health, and their adverse consequences for society. It opens with an overview of relevant headache disorders before describing, qualitatively, how the burdens attributable to these disorders fall upon adults, adolescents and children. In the second section, beginning with a methodological introduction discussing the principles and potential pitfalls of epidemiological studies assessing prevalence, headache-attributed burden and functional impact, the burdens of headache including financial cost are examined quantitatively and in detail. The third section critically reviews society’s response, its inadequacies and the scope for improvement. Topics here include the political failure to recognize the public ill-health and cost that are the consequences of inadequate headache care; the role of the WHO in addressing the problem; headache service organization, delivery and quality; and the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions. The book closes by considering the way forward. This volume contains important messages for primary care and is likely to be of even greater interest to headache specialists and those concerned with public health and health policy.

About the authors

Timothy Steiner is Professor of Medicine (Headache and Global Public Health) in the Department of Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, and Honorary Consultant Physician (headache medicine) at Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, London, UK. An academic physician, he has worked in headache medicine for over 35 years and is a past-President of the European Headache Federation and past-General Secretary of the International Headache Society. Pursuing his principal research interests in public-health aspects of headache, and working with the World Health Organization, he is the architect and Director of the Global Campaign against Headache.

Lars Jacob Stovner has been professor of Neurology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) since 1995, leader of the Norwegian Headache Society from 1996-1999, head of the department of Neurology at Trondheim University Hospital from 1999-2001, head of the Norwegian Advisory Unit on Headaches from it was established in 2000, deputy leader of the Department of Neuroscience (from 2017 Department of Neromedicine and Movement Science) at NTNU 2007-2009, and leader of the department from 2009 till 2016. He has been a director of the charitable non-governmental organization “Lifting The Burden” which has official relations to the World Health Organisation. From 2007 till 2014 he was co-editor of The Journal of Headache and Pain , which is the official journal of the European Headache Federation.


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24728-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24726-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Societal Impact of Headache
Book Subtitle
Burden, Costs and Response
Editors
  • Timothy J. Steiner
  • Lars Jacob Stovner
Series Title
Headache
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24728-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24728-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24726-3
Series ISSN
2197-652X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 244
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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