Jordanian oncology nurses' knowledge of managing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

Mohammad M. Al-Qadire, Murad Alkhalaileh

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Abstract

Background: health practitioners, especially oncology nurses, play an important role in assessing and managing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). Oncology nurses need adequate knowledge and skills to optimally assess and manage CINV in oncology settings. Aim: the study intended to assess Jordanian oncology nurses' knowledge of assessing and managing CINV. Methods: a cross-sectional design was used to survey 229 oncology nurses working in oncology units in three hospitals. Findings: most participants were female (62.9%). The age rage was 21-55 years, with a mean age of 29.9 years (SD=6.2). The mean overall knowledge score was low at 4.7 (SD=3.5) (95% CI=4.40-5.01). Poor knowledge of CINV assessment and management were noted. Conclusion: oncology nurses' knowledge about the assessment and management of CINV is inadequate, and improvements in knowledge are needed. An educational intervention is recommended, which needs to be tested to ensure that it is both effective and feasible to provide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S4-S12
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Volume27
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - May 24 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • CINV
  • Drug therapy
  • Jordan
  • Nausea
  • Oncology nursing
  • Vomiting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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