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Measuring the burden of headache worldwide


Timothy J Steiner
Emeritus Professor of Medicine (Headache and Global Public Health) in the Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

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Professor Steiner is an academic physician and specialist in headache medicine. He trained first in physiology, and then in medicine at the University of London. Later he obtained Masters Degrees in law, in medical ethics and in business management.

He has worked in the field of headache medicine for 40 years. He is past-President of the European Headache Federation and past-General Secretary of the International Headache Society.

His principal research interests relate to public health aspects of headache. He is the founder of the UK-registered charity, Lifting The Burden, which operates in official relations with the World Health Organization. He is the architect and Director of the Global Campaign against Headache, which is conducted by Lifting The Burden as its principal activity.


The HALT indices and HURT questionnaire are products of the Global Campaign against Headache led by Lifting The Burden in official relations with the World Health Organization.

Headache-Attributed Lost Time (HALT) indices are a measure of burden for headache management in primary care.

Headache Under-Response to Treatment (HURT) index is a diagnostic diary, and an outcome measure specifically to guide follow-up in primary care.

These translated versions of the PRO tools are coming soon. They will be published here as they are approved in each region.
Available in 13 languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Turkish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese (mandarin), Japanese, Hindi and German

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References
1.    Steiner TJ, Lipton RB on behalf of Lifting The Burden: The Global Campaign against Headache. The Headache-Attributed Lost Time (HALT) Indices: measures of burden for clinical management and population-based research. J Headache Pain 2018; 19: 12.

2.    Steiner TJ, Buse DC, Al Jumah M et al, Lipton RB on behalf of Lifting The Burden: The Global Campaign against Headache. The headache under-response to treatment (HURT) questionnaire, an outcome measure to guide follow-up in primary care: development, psychometric evaluation and assessment of utility. J Headache Pain 2018; 19: 15.

Acknowledgments
We would like to thank all the translators who participated in the creation of this project.

Funding
This programme is made possible thanks to independent educational sponsorship from Eli Lilly and Company