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Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: exploring patients’ subjective experience

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, April 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#37 of 220)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (77th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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Title
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: exploring patients’ subjective experience
Published in
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, April 2016
DOI 10.2147/jmdh.s97695
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Pei Lin Lua, Noor Salihah Zakaria, Nik Mazlan, Salihah, Noor, Mazlan, Nik, Lua, Pei Lin

Abstract

This study aimed to explore the subjective experience of nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy treatment among breast cancer patients and the impacts on their daily lives. A qualitative descriptive study was conducted in breast cancer patients who received chemotherapy and had experienced nausea and/or vomiting. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and analyzed using content analysis based on Giorgi's method. Of 15 patients who participated, 13 were included in the final analysis (median age =46 years, interquartile range [IQR] =6.0; all were Malays). Vomiting was readily expressed as the "act of throwing up", but nausea was a symptom that was difficult to describe. Further exploration found great individual variation in patterns, intensity, and impact of these chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) symptoms. While not all patients expressed CINV as bothersome, most patients described the symptom as quite distressing. CINV was reported to affect many aspects of patients' lives particularly eating, physical, emotional, and social functioning, but the degree of impacts was unique to each patient. One of the important themes that emerged was the increase in worship practices and "faith in God" among Malay Muslim patients when dealing with these adverse effects. CINV continues to be a problem that adversely affects the daily lives of patients, hence requiring better understandings from the health care professionals on patients' needs and concerns when experiencing this symptom.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 47 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 26%
Student > Bachelor 8 17%
Student > Postgraduate 5 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 9 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 13 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Other 9 19%
Unknown 9 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 June 2016.
All research outputs
#1,211,036
of 7,851,688 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#37
of 220 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#61,827
of 274,883 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#3
of 15 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 220 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.7. This one has done well, scoring higher than 82% of its peers.
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