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Table 5 Medication overuse headache

From: Barriers and gaps in headache education: a national cross-sectional survey of neurology residents in Denmark

  All participants (n = 54) Introduction program (n = 25) Main program (n = 29)
Medication overuse headache is a problem among your headache patientsa Mean (SD) 3.31 (0.86) Mean (SD) 3.04 (0.84) Mean (SD) 3.55 (0.82)
Kind of medications that can cause medication overuse headache n (%) n (%) n (%)
Simple analgesics 53 (98%) 24 (83%) 29 (100%)
Opioids 32 (59%) 12 (48%) 20 (69%)
Migraine acute medicine (e.g., triptans) 42 (78%) 16 (64%) 26 (90%)
Migraine preventive medicine (e.g., beta blockers) 5 (9%) 2 (8%) 3 (10%)
Do not know 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Recommended maximum use of simple analgesics for headache patients n (%) n (%) n (%)
1 day a week 1 (2%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%)
2–3 days a week 43 (80%) 17 (68%) 26 (90%)
4–5 days a week 4 (7%) 1 (4%) 3 (10%)
6 days a week 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Do not know 6 (11%) 6 (24%) 0 (0%)
  1. aScale from 1–5; 1: not at all, 5: to a great extent