Table 7

Patient-nominated Negative Emotions During and After Grade 4 Episodes of Chemotherapy-induced Neutropenia

Patient-nominated Negative Emotions

Frequency Per Interview (N = 100) n (%)

Frequency Per Patient (N = 34) n (%)


Feeling down

21 (21%)

8 (24%)

Feeling irritable and frustrated

12 (12%)

7 (21%)

Crying more than usual

5 (5%)

4 (12%)

Feeling anxious

5 (5%)

5 (15%)


Note: Thirty-four patients completed 100 interviews with each patient contributing between 1 and 4 interviews. To be included in the table, the complaint had to have been nominated within at least 5% of the interviews.

Fortner et al. BMC Nursing 2005 4:4   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-4-4

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