Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on labor pain

Pouria Mofrad, Ebrahim. and Lotfizadeh Dehkordi, Masoud. and Kiani, Mansoureh. (2002) Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on labor pain. journal of shahrekord university of medical sciences, 3 (4).


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Based on the gate theory of pain, an apparatus was manufactured for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) that relieves some pains. Since this method inflicts no harm to the patients and due to cultural and environmental effects on the intensity and tolerance of pain, this study was performed to determine the effectiveness of the method on alleviating of labor pain in the province of Chaharmahal & Bakhtiary. TENS was used in 50 nulliparous patients and reduction of pain intensity, duration of delivery as well as patients’ inclination for future use of TENS, were compared to those of a control group that used placebo. Our results showed that there was a marked reduction in the duration of active phase of labor and a higher tolerance of labor pain and a higher inclination for reuse of the method in the case group compared to those of the control group. 52% of the case group inclined to reuse TENS for future labor. Also there was no significant reduction of labor pain in the case group. It can be concluded that due to the effectiveness of this method, its usage is advisable.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pain, Electrical stimulation, Labor
Subjects: QT physiology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Anesthesiology
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 06:30
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 07:55
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5679

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