Designing and Validation of the Evidence-Based Nursing Care Instruction in Nausea and Vomiting of the Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Morteza Kameli, Mohammad Ali Khoshnevic, Jamileh Mokhtari Nouri, Seyyed Mohammad khademolhosseini


Introduction: nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy is the most common and severe complications in patients suffering from cancer. This study is done with the aim of designing evidence-based nursing care instruction in nausea and vomiting of the patients suffering from chemotherapy.

Methods: It’s adevelopment study method in chemotherapy ward of Baqiatallah(A.J) hospital in 2014. Nausea and vomiting nuFrsing care instruction was designed based on the Stetler Model with evidence-based approach. The ideas of ten faculty members of the selected universities were considered for assessing the validity of the instruction content through Delphi model. Applicability of the instruction was assessed through interview with 8 relevant clinical experts. In addition to assessing nursing reference books, some articles were studied from some websites including: Google scholar, Elsevier, Cochran, Proquest, Pubmed and SID; the key words for searching these articles included; care instruction, evidence-based nursing, nausea, vomiting and protocol.

Findings: in this study, the evidence-based instruction of nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy included; nursing diagnosis, reasons, evaluation criteria and nursing interventions in this study;they can be used as a clinical guide for taking care of the patients undergoing chemotherapy based on the most valid scientific texts with evidence-based approach.

Conclusion: designing evidence-based nursing care instruction in patients undergoing chemotherapy leads to more benefits and increased achievement of the nursing staff to up-to-date information and finally increased nursing cares quality,in addition a part of clinical nurses’ need in facing nausea and vomiting in these patients will be met.



Instruction, Evidence-Based Nursing Care, Chemotherapy, Nausea And Vomiting.

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