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Table 4 Importance of headache treatment outcomes across the use of ICHD primary headache diagnostic criteria

From: Prevalence and factors associated with the use of primary headache diagnostic criteria by chiropractors

Chiropractic headache management/treatment Used diagnostic criteria for primary headache types  
No (n = 61) Yes (n = 334) p-value
Importance of treatment outcomes % %  
Treatment aimed to prevent headache episodes Very unimportant 11 5 0.317
Somewhat unimportant 0 0  
Neutral 0 1  
Somewhat important 13 10  
Very important 77 84  
Treatment aimed to improve recovery from episode of headaches Very unimportant 9 4 0.043
Somewhat unimportant 2 1  
Neutral 0 1  
Somewhat important 27 16  
Very important 62 78  
Treatment aimed at pain relief during headache episode Very unimportant 9 3 0.049
Somewhat unimportant 0 1  
Neutral 5 3  
Somewhat important 41 32  
Very important 45 61  
Treatment aimed to improve headache coping skills Very unimportant 7 2 0.001
Somewhat unimportant 11 3  
Neutral 16 8  
Somewhat important 32 35  
Very important 34 52  
Treatment aimed to improve overall health and well-being Very unimportant 9 4 0.411
Somewhat unimportant 0 2  
Neutral 2 3  
Somewhat important 12 16  
Very important 77 75