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Cancer is a leading cause of death for children. Chemotherapy is the most common treatment for cancer. Notwithstanding the improved survival, children with cancer still have to face a significant amount of symptoms associated with chemotherapy. Two major symptoms induced by chemotherapy are nausea and vomiting. These two symptoms were demonstrated to cause serious disruption in patients' daily function and quality of life. Given these devastating impacts, intervening children with appropriate methods to alleviate nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy is therefore crucial. It is imperative for nurses to develop non-pharmacological interventions to reduce nausea and vomiting, with the goal of improving the QoL of children with cancer when undergoing chemotherapy First, however, careful assessment of nausea and vomiting in children with cancer is a necessary step towards designing appropriate interventions. This study aims to translate and validate an instrument (PeNAT) which can assess nausea and vomiting among Hong Kong Chinese children and adolescents undergoing chemotherapy

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Currently, the most effective anti-emetics appear to be 5-HT3 inhibitors, followed by NK1 inhibitors and neuroleptic drugs. Nevertheless, anti-emetics alone are not sufficient to manage these two symptoms. This poor symptom control could be due to healthcare professionals' perception that nausea and vomiting are solely biological problems, and their heavy reliance on pharmacological treatment for management. After literature search, we can identify only one validated instrument, the Pediatric Nausea Assessment tool (PeNAT), assessing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in children. Yet, this instruments is not available in Chinese. This study aims to translate and validate an instrument (PeNAT) which can assess nausea and vomiting among Hong Kong Chinese children and adolescents undergoing chemotherapy ;

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NCT number NCT04827108
Study type Observational
Source The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Contact Katherine Lam, PhD
Phone 27666420
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Start date September 1, 2021
Completion date August 31, 2023

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