The Effect of Taping in Reducing the Intensity of Pain in Primary Dysmenorrhea

The Effect of Taping in Reducing the Intensity of Pain in Primary Dysmenorrhea


Patrocinador principal: Universidad de Zaragoza

Fuente Universidad de Zaragoza
Resumen breve

To determine the effectiveness of kinesiotaping on pain in primary dysmenorrhea

Descripción detallada

Primary dysmenorrhea is defined as cramping pain in the lower abdomen occurring just before or during menstruation, in the absence of other diseases.

About 50-90% of the women experience menstrual pain, and approximately 15% of them suffer from a severe level of pain It is a common cause of absenteeism and reduced quality of life in women.

From 21% to 96% of women with menstrual pain, reported to practice self-treatment either by pharmacological or nonpharmacological interventions. However, there are adverse events associated with the use of these drugs, including stomach ache, diarrhea, nausea, cutaneous reactions, liver or kidney damage or cardiovascular risk after discontinuing medication . Therefore, many patients with menstrual pain usually seek complementary and alternative techniques.

Medical taping concept is an alternative treatment that use elastic adhesive tape, which is applied to the patient's skin under tension.

It has the characteristic to cause elevation of the epidermis and thereby reduce the pressure on the mechanoreceptors below the dermis. This would have the effect of reducing nociceptive stimuli.

Estado general Completed
Fecha de inicio December 1, 2019
Fecha de Terminación May 31, 2020
Fecha de finalización primaria May 31, 2020
Fase N/A
Tipo de estudio Interventional
Resultado primario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
Change in menstrual pain with Visual Analogic Scale (VAS) Participants will be followed for 6 menstrual cycles. Evaluations will be performed before, and just after 2 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours, and 48 hours after treatment in each menstrual cycle.
Resultado secundario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
Patient satisfaction with Visual Analogic Scale (VAS) Participants will be followed for 6 menstrual cycles. Evaluations will be performed at the end of each treatment, when menstrual pain disappears (4-5 days after the beginning of the menstrual bleeding).
Inscripción 15

Tipo de intervención: Device

Nombre de intervención: Medical taping

Descripción: For the medical taping group, a piece of Kinesio tape 5 cm in width and 7-8 cm in length will be applied right from below the navel and will reach to where the pubic hair begins, and another piece of tape 10 cm in length will be applied to make a cross shape with the first piece. A tape of 20cm in length will be placed horizontally to the lower back.

Etiqueta de grupo de brazo: Medical Taping

Tipo de intervención: Drug

Nombre de intervención: Analgesic self-medication (OTC)

Descripción: Participants will note the usual analgesic self-medication used to relief pain (ibuprofen, acetaminophen...).

Etiqueta de grupo de brazo: Analgesic self-medication (OTC)



Inclusion Criteria:

- Women presenting menstrual pain, 4 or more in VAS.

- Have attended gynecological examination in the past 18 months and had ever diagnosed as having a gynecological disorder different from primary dysmenorrhea

- Not have been diagnosed with secondary dysmenorrhea

- Regular menstrual cycles (cycle typical range of 21 to 35 days)

- Do not use an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) or taking oral contraceptive pills

- Nulliparous

- Ability to complete questionnaires in Spanish.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Women with mild dysmenorrhea (pain lower 4 in a numeric pain scale range 0-10);

- Women with irregular or infrequent menstrual cycles (outside the typical range of cycle 21 to 35 days);

- Women using an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) or taking oral contraceptive pills.

- Women who suffer from diseases diagnosed added

- Women to which it has undergone a surgical procedure for the treatment

- Provide skin lesions in the abdominal wall or in lumbar region

- Use or abuse of drugs or alcohol

Género: Female

Edad mínima: 18 Years

Edad máxima: 30 Years

Voluntarios Saludables: No

Oficial general
Apellido Papel Afiliación
Elena Estébanez de Miguel Study Director Universidad de Zaragoza
Instalaciones: Elena Estébanez de Miguel
Ubicacion Paises


Fecha de verificación

June 2020

Fiesta responsable

Tipo: Principal Investigator

Afiliación del investigador: Universidad de Zaragoza

Nombre completo del investigador: Elena Estebanez de Miguel

Título del investigador: Principal Investigator

Palabras clave
Tiene acceso ampliado No
Condición Examinar
Número de brazos 2
Grupo de brazo

Etiqueta: Medical Taping

Tipo: Experimental

Descripción: Medical taping will be applied as a self-treatment. All participants will be instructed in an indvidual session and will receive a tutorial video to remember the kinesiotaping procedure. 3 band of a special and hypoallergenic tape (Kinematix Tex) will be attached to the abdominal (2 strips) and lower back (1 strip). Patients will be taped for four days. It will start at the beginning of pain associated to the menstruation.

Etiqueta: Analgesic self-medication (OTC)

Tipo: Active Comparator

Descripción: Participants will use the usual analgesic self-treatment for primary dysmenorrhea.It will start at the beginning of pain associated to the menstruation. They will note the treatment indicating the analgesic and the dosage in a calendar.

Datos del paciente No
Información de diseño del estudio

Asignación: Randomized

Modelo de intervención: Crossover Assignment

Propósito primario: Treatment

Enmascaramiento: Single (Outcomes Assessor)