The Effect of Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation on Primary Dysmenorrhea-a Randomized Control Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00229164
First received: September 27, 2005
Last updated: December 26, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of high frequency TENS and compare to the placebo effect by sham TENS in a randomized control study.


Condition Intervention Phase
Primary Dysmenorrhea,
Device: Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation on Primary Dysmenorrhea-a Randomized Control Study

Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • all measure the pain threshold,
  • self-rating questionnaire

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: October 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2006
Detailed Description:

Over 50% of American women suffered from dysmenorrhea and 10% of them will take sick leave for 1-2 days. Previous randomized control studies have demonstrated the pain relief effect of using high frequency TENS in dysmenorrheal pain. However, no investigation has been conducted to investigate the effect of high frequency TENS in female population in our country. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of high frequency TENS and compare to the placebo effect by sham TENS in a randomized control study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • primary Dysmenorrhea

Exclusion Criteria:

  • subjects with organic disorders
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Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Study Director: Shwu-Fen Wang, Ph.D School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00229164     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9361701148
Study First Received: September 27, 2005
Last Updated: December 26, 2012
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Primary Dysmenorrhea,
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dysmenorrhea
Menstruation Disturbances
Pathologic Processes
Pelvic Pain
Pain
Signs and Symptoms

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