Pain relief in labour using transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). A TENS/TENS placebo controlled study in two parity groups.

@article{Harrison1986PainRI,
  title={Pain relief in labour using transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). A TENS/TENS placebo controlled study in two parity groups.},
  author={Robert F. Harrison and Tim A L Woods and Miles Shore and G. H. Mathews and A. R. Unwin},
  journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={1986},
  volume={93 7},
  pages={739-46}
}
The analgesic effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in labour and effects on outcome were investigated in a double-blind TENS/TENS placebo controlled trial in 100 primigravidae and 50 women in their third labour. There were no differences between the TENS and the TENS placebo users in terms of pain concept or relief, and only 12 and 13% of primigravidae and 48 and 39% of the para 2 women completed labour without requiring other analgesia in their respective groups. The… CONTINUE READING