The aim of this dissertation was to develop and evaluate a nursing intervention that reduces symptom burden during chemotherapy. We developed an intervention that uses motivational interviewing to support self-efficacy and to improve symptom self-management. In a quasi-experimental study in adult patients treated with chemotherapy, the intervention significantly reduced overall symptom distress and symptom severity at all three time points in the study (three, six and twelve weeks after the start of the treatment).

(BELG J HEMATOL 2018;9(5):192–4)