Document Type : Research Paper
MA. in general psychology, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan Unit, Isfahan, Iran
Faculty member of Islamic Azad University, Isfahan Unit, Isfahan, Iran
Introduction: The presented paper was conducted in order to examine the effectiveness of Hemoencephalography (HEG) on pain anxiety and intensity among migraine patients aged 25-55 in Isfahan.
Materials and Methods: This clinical study research conducted with a control group and one-month follow-up period. The research population included all patients with migraine aged 25-55 years old who referred to treatment centers referred to neurologists’ and psychiatrists’ clinics in Isfahan in the fall of 2015. The accessible sampling method was adopted in a way that 30 migraine patents were selected and they were assigned to experimental (15 participants) and control group (15 participants) according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. The subjects answered the pain anxiety inventory and pain intensity inventory before and after the intervention. The experimental group was exposed to Hemoencephalography treatments while the control group received no intervention at all.
Results:Variance analysis results based on repeated measurements showed that the difference in pain anxiety and pain intensity experienced by the experimental and control groups was significant (P<0.05).
Conclusion: According to the research findings, hemoencephalography can be used as a beneficial method for treatment of pain anxiety and pain intensity among migraine patients.