Evaluation of TENS during screening flexible sigmoidoscopy.

  title={Evaluation of TENS during screening flexible sigmoidoscopy.},
  author={Michele F Limoges and Barbara Rickabaugh},
  journal={Gastroenterology nursing : the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates},
  volume={27 2},
The expectation of pain is a statistically significant factor negatively affecting patient compliance with current screening flexible sigmoidoscopy recommendations. Numerous pain reduction modalities have been studied with limited success. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) has been used to treat pain of various origins. The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the efficacy of TENS in reducing discomfort experienced during screening flexible sigmoidoscopy.A double-blind… CONTINUE READING