International Journal of Cancer and Oncology
Tool Development to Assess Nausea and Vomiting Among Patients Receiving Chemotherapy
- 1King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan
- 2Department of Clinical Nursing, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Ahmad, M., et al. Tool Development to Assess Nausea and Vomiting Among Patients Receiving Chemotherapy. (2016) Int J Cancer Oncol 3(1): 1- 5.
© 2016 Ahmad, M. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsTool development; Nausea & Vomiting; Cancer; Chemotherapy
The purpose of this study was to develop a psychometrically valid and reliable tool to assess nausea and vomiting among patients with cancer who receive chemotherapy treatment. Nausea and vomiting are considered the most common side effects for chemotherapy treatment. Several tools are available in the literature to assess nausea and vomiting, but it lacks the thorough measure of these symptoms. This has led to the development of a new tool, which combined all important assessment elements for nausea and vomiting. Standardized steps for developing the tool were followed, which include; explicating the objectives, blueprinting, and tool construction. The constructed tool has 24 items in which captures all the characteristics of nausea and vomiting. Cronbach’s alpha for this tool is 0.97. The content validity index is 0.88. The concurrent validity with Rhodes Index of Nausea, Vomiting, and Retching (INVR) was established