Patients at the third session of chemotherapy had significantly lower mean scores in the frequency and severity of nausea and vomiting, after the listening to the intervention (p < 0.05).
The investigators conclude that guided imagery is an inexpensive, noninvasive and appealing method for alleviating chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. It can be used in addition to pharmacological strategies and implemented by patients independently with minimal training. They suggest that it can improve the severity and frequency of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting.
Citation: Hosseini M1, Tirgari B2, Forouzi MA3, Jahani Y4. Guided imagery effects on chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting in Iranian breast cancer patients. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 2016 Nov; 25:pages 8-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2016.07.002. Epub 2016 Jul 30.
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