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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00590811
First Posted: January 11, 2008
Last Update Posted: September 1, 2010
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Information provided by:
University Hospital, Gasthuisberg
  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 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Relationship between level of pain complains and characteristics of menstrual cycle [ Time Frame: 3rd year high school & first year university ]

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 25 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes 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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00590811


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

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
First Submitted: December 31, 2007
First Posted: January 11, 2008
Last Update Posted: September 1, 2010
Last Verified: January 2010

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

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