The Effect of Kinesio Taping Application for Dysmenorrhea

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Saglik Bilimleri Universitesi Gulhane Tip Fakultesi

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Dysmenorrhea

Treatments

Drug: NSAID's
Other: Kinesio taping

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02663050
Mustafa

Details and patient eligibility

About

Dysmenorrhea is a common symptom in daily practice of gynecology. Different kind of treatment strategies are being held. But invasive and pharmacological therapies have good outcome with systemic side effects. Kinesio taping is being widely used in different pain conditions. Kinesio taping is a noninvasive and nonpharmacological, easy-to-use intervention method which can be used in outpatient practice without systemic side effects.

Full description

Dysmenorrhea is a kind of visceral pain that result of peritoneal irritation. It is so common in gynecological outpatient practice. Most of treatment is based pharmacological treatments as NSAIDs, oral contraceptives with many side effects. Kinesio taping is widely used for musculoskeletal parenchymal pain like sports related injuries. As in other complementary treatment methods like acupuncture and acupressure; pain carrying unmyelinated thin pain fibers are blocked by touch sensation carrying myelinated thick fibers which is stimulated by acupressure(gate control theory by Melzack), kinesio taping blocks the pain fibers that comes from same spinal level. So it can be used easily and instantly for dismenore

Enrollment

150 estimated patients

Sex

Female

Ages

18 to 40 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Dysmenorrhea

Exclusion criteria

  • pregnancy
  • surgical abdominal emergency
  • metabolic or inflammatory illnesses or cardiovascular diseases,
  • endocrine disorders such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, androgen excess (hyperprolactinemia, uncontrolled thyroid disease, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's syndrome, androgen-secreting tumor),
  • smokers
  • using pharmaceutical agents such as anti-inflammatory agents that could possibly impact on endocrine and liver enzymes
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • inguinal hernia

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Triple Blind

150 participants in 3 patient groups

Kinesio taping group
Experimental group
Description:
only Kinesio taping treatment group
Treatment:
Other: Kinesio taping
NSAID treatment group
Active Comparator group
Description:
only NSAIDs taking group
Treatment:
Drug: NSAID's
Combination treatment group
Active Comparator group
Description:
NSAIDs plus Kinesio taping group
Treatment:
Other: Kinesio taping
Drug: NSAID's

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Mustafa Öztürk, M.D.

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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