Troesch, L.M., Rodehaver, C.B., Delaney, E.A., & Yanes, B. (1993). The influence of guided imagery on chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting. Oncology Nursing Forum, 20, 1179-1185.
Guided imagery was added to a standard antiemetic regimen; subjects in the experimental group listened to a 20-minute audiotape during chemotherapy administration, and the control group received standard antiemetic regimen alone. The intervention was done over three cycles of chemotherapy. The 20-minute tape was listened to 60 minutes prior to cisplatin, the following morning before breakfast, and the following evening at bedtime.
Subjects were recruited from one oncologist’s practice (inpatients and outpatients) in a large, Midwestern teaching center.
The study included a convenience sample and was nonrandomized.