Patient expectations as predictor of chemotherapy-induced nausea.

  title={Patient expectations as predictor of chemotherapy-induced nausea.},
  author={Joseph A. Roscoe and Jane T. Hickok and Gary R. Morrow},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  volume={22 2},
We examined the relationship between patients' pretreatment expectations for nausea and vomiting and their subsequent development in a homogeneous group of 29 female cancer patients receiving platinum-containing chemotherapy as inpatients (Study 1) and in 81 subjects with any of a variety of cancer diagnoses treated largely as outpatients (Study 2). Each study found a significant relationship between patients' expectations for nausea development measured prior to their first treatment and their… CONTINUE READING

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