Grealish, L., Lomasney, A., & Whiteman, B. (2000). Foot massage: A nursing intervention to modify the distressing symptoms of pain and nausea in patients hospitalized with cancer. Cancer Nursing, 23, 237-243.doi: 10.1097/00002820-200006000-00012
All participants were in the inpatient setting. No further setting description was provided.
Evidence suggested that massage reduces feelings of nausea. No significant difference was found between the control session pretest mean nausea score and post-test mean nausea score. In contrast, the mean nausea scores for the massage sessions decreased.