Clinical Trial

Improving Cervical Dilation

Study Description

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for Pain Control During Cervical Dilator Placement Prior to Dilation and Evacuation

This study evaluates the use of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) as a method of pain control during osmotic dilator insertion prior to dilation and evacuation. Half the group will have an active TENS unit and half will have a sham or placebo TENS unit.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Device - TENS

TENS units are small, inexpensive, portable, battery-powered devices which deliver mild, alternating electrical currents via electrodes positioned on the skin near the anticipated dermatomal distribution of pain.

Device - Sham TENS

Non-active TENS unit

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for Pain Control During Cervical Dilator Placement Prior to Dilation and Evacuation: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03868787

ParticipAid ID

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