Research Article
Volume 2 Issue 9 - 2020
Effect of Sucking Ice Bits Containing Chamomile (Matric aria chamomilla) Extract on the Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting among Cancer Patients
Nazanin Savary1* and Nazi Savary2
1Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan Branch of Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
2Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, North Tehran Branch of Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Nazanin Savary, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan Branch of Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.
Received: August 18, 2020; Published: August 31, 2020


Background: Nausea and vomiting are some of the major side effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients that even makes them refuse treatment in some cases. In some studies, it has been shown that ice is useful to decrease nausea and has no effect on vomiting. On the other hand, the chamomile (Matric aria chamomilla) is used as a non-pharmacological treatment to decrease vomiting in many countries.

Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of ice bits containing chamomile extract on the severity of nausea and vomiting.

Methods: The present clinical trial has been conducted on 60 cancer patients. The samples were selected using a convenience sampling method and divided into two groups using a random allocation method. The subjects of the intervention group were undergone bits of ice containing chamomile extract in addition to the routine treatments of the unit. The tests were performed at an error level of 5% using version 22 of SPSS software.

Results: In the first to third days of treatment, there was no significant difference between the two groups in the terms of the nausea and vomiting severity but on the fourth day, the severity of nausea and vomiting was significantly decreased in the intervention group compared to the control group.

Conclusion: Ice bits-containing chamomile extract may be a safe and simple adjunct together with anti-nausea and anti-emetic (or anti-vomiting) drugs in patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Keywords: Cancer; Vomiting; Nausea; Chemotherapy; Ice Bits Containing Chamomile Extract


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Citation: Nazanin Savary and Nazi Savary. “Effect of Sucking Ice Bits Containing Chamomile (Matric aria chamomilla) Extract on the Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting among Cancer Patients”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.10(2020): 112-120.

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