Prevalence of Menstrual Cycle Related Pain Complains in Adolescents and Young Adults

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Gasthuisberg
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00590811
First received: December 31, 2007
Last updated: August 31, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
  Purpose

The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of menstrual cycle related pain complains in adolescents and young adults.


Condition
Dysmenorrhea
Pelvic Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: Prevalence of Menstrual Cycle Related Pain Complains in Adolescents and Young Adults

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Gasthuisberg:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of menstrual cycle related pain complains [ Time Frame: 3rd year high school & first year university ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Relationship between level of pain complains and characteristics of menstrual cycle [ Time Frame: 3rd year high school & first year university ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: February 2010
Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
adolescents
3rd year high school girls (14-16 years old)
young adults
1st year university young females (18 - 20 years old)

Detailed Description:

An internet questionnaire with 12 items was used:

Adolescents

  • start of menstruation
  • characteristics of menstrual cycle
  • pain related to menstrual cycle (questions based on well-known pain-complaints related to the presence of endometriosis)
  • analgetics
  • influence on school carrier
  • influence on social life

Young adults

  • idem as for adolescents
  • influence of pain on an eventual sexual relationship
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 25 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

3rd year high school girls and 1st year university young females having a routine visit to the school doctor or student doctor.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 3rd year high school girls
  • 1st year university young females

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pre-menarcheal girls
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00590811

Locations
Belgium
VCLB
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
MPTC
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Gasthuisberg
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christel LC Meuleman, MD University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Christel Meuleman, MD, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00590811     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EC - 14/11/2007
Study First Received: December 31, 2007
Last Updated: August 31, 2010
Health Authority: Belgium: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Gasthuisberg:
adolescents
young adults
dysmenorrhea
pelvic pain

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

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