Dysmenorrhea of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Its Effect on Perceived Stress Level


Kutahya Health Sciences University




Emotional Freedom
Dysmenorrhea Primary


Behavioral: Emotional Freedom Techniques

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


The aim of the study is to determine the effect of EFT application on the level of dysmenorrhea and stress perception in women with dysmenorrhea. For this purpose, EFT will be applied to women with dysmenorrhea with high stress perception assigned to the experimental and control groups, and their stress perceptions and dysmenorrhea levels will be re-evaluated after the application. Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and Visual Analog Scale (VAS) will be used in the research.

Full description

Application of the experimental group The women in the experimental group will be informed about the function, click points and application of EFT through a written material. The EFT application will be explained practically by a certified researcher and the application steps will be followed. Women who underwent EFT will be contacted again within a week or two and asked how they feel and feedback will be received about whether the problem or problems during the first meeting still bother them. By asking women to show how they feel on the SUE scale, the EFT application will be repeated until the woman expresses positive emotions on the SUE scale. The number of EFT applications will be decided according to the woman's condition. After the EFT application is completed, the woman will be re-evaluated with VAS and PSS in the 1st and 2nd months. It will be recorded and reported as perceived stress when assessing The EFT practitioner researcher's certification is S.E.M. It is a certificate with a total scope of 50 hours, including face-to-face training, issued by the Academy considering International Education standards and criteria. The training was given by a trainer with a trainer certificate on EFT. The researcher, who has a nationally and internationally valid certificate, has prepared a guideline in parallel with the training he has received, received expert opinions on the guideline and will carry out its pilot application. Application of the control group A meeting will be held with the women in the control group at the beginning of the research and information will be given about the study. The researcher will open a WhatsApp group for the women in the control group and follow them to eliminate their lack of information. Throughout the research, women in the control group will continue their routine coping habits regarding dysmenorrhea and perceived stress levels, and this group, like the experimental group, will be re-evaluated with VAS and PSS in the 1st and 2nd months of the research.


56 estimated patients




18 to 49 years old


Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Must be between 18-49 years old and single,
  • Must be literate and willing to participate in the study,
  • There should be no wounds, scars or infections in the area where EFT will be applied.
  • The perceived stress level must be high and they must be experiencing dysmenorrhea

Exclusion criteria

  • There should be no change in menstrual cycle in the last six months,
  • There must be no communication problems or illnesses that may prevent work.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care



Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


Single Blind

56 participants in 2 patient groups

Experimental group
Group to be applied EFT
Behavioral: Emotional Freedom Techniques
No Intervention group
No application will be made

Trial contacts and locations



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