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  Background and Objective: Nausea is the worst, prevalent chemotherapy- induced complication. The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of therapeutic touch plan on chemotherapy- induced nausea in breast cancer women in Isfahan, 2012-2013.


  Material and Methods: this quasi-experimental clinical trial was conducted in 2012 -2013 on three groups of intervention, placebo and control. The intervention was the therapeutic touch applying on the breast of the women undergone chemotherapy with the same medicine regiment. The data related to the times of nausea was recorded four times in a day by a checklist and analyzed by SPSS-16, using ANOVA & Kruskal–Wallis.


  Results: the Findings showed that the therapeutic touch was significantly effective than control and placebo in reducing the duration of nausea. On the effect of suggestion, the times of nausea were diminished in both intervention and placebo. The onset of nausea was delayed in intervention compared to placebo and control.


  Conclusion: owing to the effect on acute chemotherapy- induced nausea, it is recommended that therapeutic touch program be educated and implemented by clinical nurses.


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