Effect Of Ginger Infusion On Chemotherapy Induced Nausea And Vomiting In Breast Cancer Patients

Rahmi Muthia, Wedya Wahyu, Dachriyanus .


Nausea and vomiting are the most common side effects of chemotherapy. Ginger is one of complementary therapy to treat nausea and vomiting. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of ginger infuse for nausea and vomiting side effects of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients. Control Time Series Design was used to collect the data. Purposive sampling technique was used to get sample with total sample was 20 people. Rhodes Index Nausea Vomiting and Reching were used for scaling nausea and vomiting. Therapy was given from second until sixth day after chemotherapy. Data analized with Friedman Test and Mann-Whitney Test. The results of this study showed that the significant decreased of nausea and vomiting in experimental group (p = 0.000) is better than control grup (p=0,011). Differences nausea vomiting experimental group and the control group significant with value of p = 0.036. It is recommended to use ginger as a complementary therapy in the management of Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting.

Keywords: ginger, complementary therapy, nausea, vomiting, chemotherapy, breast cancer

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