78 new chemotherapy adult outpatients were interviewed following infusions regarding the experience of infusion-related (IR) tastes, odors, and body sensations. Development of anticipatory nausea or vomiting (ANV) was unrelated to reports of tastes and odors both during Ss’ initial 2 chemotherapy infusions and during the 2 subsequent infusions. It is concluded that IR tastes and odors may increase the likelihood of ANV. The extent to which the physical characteristics of chemotherapy clinics affect the prevalence of tastes and odors is discussed.
Andrykowski, M. A. (1987). Do infusion-related tastes and odors facilitate the development of anticipatory nausea? A failure to support hypothesis. Health Psychology, 6(4), 329-341.