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Pain Relief by Applying TENS on Acupuncture Points During the First Stage of Labour

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2005 by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00148577
First received: September 7, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted

September 7, 2005
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Pain Relief by Applying TENS on Acupuncture Points During the First Stage of Labour
Pain Relief by Applying Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on Acupuncture Points During the First Stage of Labour: a Randomised Controlled Trial

We aimed to establish the reduction of labor pain by applying TENS at acupuncture points during the first stage of labour, to assess their efficacy, and to ascertain their acceptability.

We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial involving healthy parturient at term pregnancy using TENS on 4 acupuncture points (Li 4 and Sp 6) (n=50) and the placebo group (n=50). Visual analogue scale (VAS) was used to assess the effect on pain before the application, 30 minutes and 60 minutes after TENS. The objective parameter of outcome was the score of VAS decreased in each groups. A post-partum questionnaire was given 24 hours later to evaluate the satisfaction and the use of this pain relieving method for the next delivery.

Observational
Allocation: Random Sample
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
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Pain Relief at First Stage
Device: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
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Active, not recruiting
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December 2003
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Inclusion Criteria:

The inclusion criteria were:

  • Voluntary informed participation to the study
  • An initial wish to deliver without epidural analgesia
  • Planned vaginal childbirth (non-obstetrical complicated pregnancy)
  • Fetal vertex presentation
  • Term pregnancy (>37 weeks of gestation)
  • Apply at 1st stage of labour and excluded if cervical dilatation > 5 cm
  • Age between 20 and 40 years
  • Chinese speaking, capable to understand the study
  • No experience of pain relief by systemic or epidural anesthesia in previous delivery
  • No experience in acupuncture or TENS in other field
  • Had no heart disease nor using pace-maker.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cervical dilatation > 5 cm
  • Experience of pain relief by systemic or epidural anesthesia in previous delivery
  • Experience in acupuncture or TENS in other field
  • Had heart disease or using pace-maker
Female
20 Years to 40 Years
Yes
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Taiwan
 
NCT00148577
NMRPG1159
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Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
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Principal Investigator: An-Shine Chao, MD Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
September 2005

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