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Patients were randomized to one of three study groups.
The intervention or lack of intervention was used in combination with standard antiemetics for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
Patients wore devices (if any) continuously for five days, and those in the acustimulation band group could adjust the intensity of stimulation.
The study was conducted at outpatient clinics at 17 geographically diverse member sites of the University of Rochester Clinical Oncology Program.
The study design was a randomized controlled trial.
A possible placebo effect existed.