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A Randomized, Sham Device Controlled, Single Blinded Trial of Portable Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and Heat Therapy Machine in Women With Dysmenorrhea

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2013 by Seoul National University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Seoul National University Hospital Identifier:
First received: August 7, 2012
Last updated: March 14, 2013
Last verified: March 2013
The hypothesis is that a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and heat therapy machine could reduce dysmenorrhea in women with primary or secondary dysmenorrhea.

Condition Intervention Phase
Dysmenorrhea Device: I RUNE Device: sham Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Seoul National University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change of VAS before and after application of machine [ Time Frame: Immediately before application of machine and 20minutes after application of machine ]
    Measure the change% of VAS between before application of machine (T0) and 20 minutes after application of machine (T20) in every episode of dysmenorrhea during 1 menstrual cycle The mean of change% of VAS is primary outcome measure

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • BPI score [ Time Frame: 2nd day of menstrual cycle ]
    Brief Pain Inventory score

Estimated Enrollment: 118
Study Start Date: August 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Sham Comparator: Sham
Using not functioning device
Device: sham
Other Name: sham device
Experimental: Experimental
Using functioning device
Device: I RUNE
Other Name: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and heat therapy machine

Detailed Description:
Inclusion/Exclusion: Described in Eligibility section. Outcome measures: Change of VAS score before and after use of TENS and heat therapy machine.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Age>19
  • Premenopausal
  • Moderate or severe dysmenorrhea, mainly in low abdomen area


  • Pregnant
  • Surgery history on lower abdomen
  • Recent history of cancer
  • TENS device use is contraindicated
  • Ibuprofen use is contraindicated
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01662934

Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Seongnam Si, Gyenggi Do, Korea, Republic of, 463707
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Seoul National University Hospital Identifier: NCT01662934     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SNUBH_GO_004
Study First Received: August 7, 2012
Last Updated: March 14, 2013

Keywords provided by Seoul National University Hospital:
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
heat therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Menstruation Disturbances
Pathologic Processes
Pelvic Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on September 21, 2017