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MASCC Antiemesis Tool© (MAT)
©MASCC, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer™ •  All rights reserved worldwide. 

icon  About the MAT

The MAT was first created and posted in 2004. It is now available in multiple languagesobtained by the standard forward/backward translation process (see translations below). Also the first iPhone/iPad application for Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy that helps their doctors in evaluating if and how much the anti-cancer treatment is causing nausea and vomiting.

Download the MAT app here.  For the MAT files (word, excel, pdf) and translations, see below. 

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  MAT iPhone/iPad App is available now
  in the Apple App Store.


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  MAT Android phone App is available now
  on Google Play.


The MAT is now validated, see Molassiotis A, Coventry PA, Stricker CT, Clements C, Eaby B, Velders L,Rittenberg C, Gralla RJ. Validation and psychometric assessment of a short clinical scale to measure chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: the MASCC Antiemesis Tool. J Pain Symptom Manage.  2007 Aug; 34(2): 148-159.

The MASCC Antiemesis Tool (MAT) was developed by members of MASCC to assist patients and oncology professionals in communicating accurately about the prevention and control of nausea and vomiting that may occur with chemotherapy.  The concept of the MAT is to provide an easy-to-use and easy-to-evaluate tool to assist in providing the best individual care to patients.  Additionally, the tool will aid treatment centers in understanding the effectiveness of their antiemetic strategies. The MAT is patent protected and property of MASCC. Written approval of use is required.  Please see below.

The group primarily responsible for the development of the tool was composed of nurses, pharmacists, and physicians.  These include:

  • Sussanne Borjeson, RN, PhD
  • Rebecca Clark-Snow, RN, BSN
  • Rebecca Finley, PharmD, MS
  • Richard J. Gralla, MD
  • Mark G. Kris, MD
  • Cynthia N. Rittenberg, RN, MN

MASCC is grateful to Jorn Herrstedt, MD; Patricia Hollen, RN, PhD: Judi Johnson, RN, PhD; and Fausto Roila, MD, for their helpful comments and reviews.

MASCC appreciates the unrestricted grant from Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA, that was used to develop the MAT.

MAT approval
Non-profit entities, (physicians, nurses, etc.), are encouraged to use the MAT, and may do so free of charge. Commercial companies will require written approval from MASCC, and will incur a nominal fee prior to using this tool. Please contact the Executive Director at mascc.office@mascc.org for additional information regarding the approval procedure.


icon  Download the MAT We recommend that you read carefully the "Guide to Using the MAT" before distributing or using it.

ENGLISH
Guide to Using the MAT:
   Word Doc alt   |   PDF alt
Antiemesis Tool - The MAT:   Word Doc
 alt   |  PDF alt  
MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet:  Word Doc alt   |  Excel Doc  |   PDF alt

 

 icon  Translations  -  Translation Policy   •  For more translation information please contact Donald Gubitosa at dgubitosa@mascc.org

AlbanianGuide to Using the MAT alt   |  Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt
Translated by: Edmond Kurtovic, MD and Mimoza Meholli, MD

ArabicGuide to Using the MAT alt   |  Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt   |   MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet  alt  |   MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet (EXCEL doc)
Translated by: Manal B. Al-Zaidan, BSc(Pharm), Doha-Qatar and Ahmed Eid, MD

ArmenianAntiemesis Tool - The MAT alt
Translated by: Karine Darbinyan, MD

Chinese:  Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt   |   Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt   |   MAT Patient Outcomes Scoresheet alt
Translated by: Fengling Zhang, RN, MD, Alexandra Q. Zhang MD,  Eileen HL Cheng, MD and Mr Jing-yu Tan

French - About the MAT alt   |   Guide to Using the MAT alt   |   Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt   |   MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet alt

German - About the MAT alt   |   Guide to Using the MAT alt   |   Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt   |   MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet alt

Greek - Guide to Using the MAT alt   |   Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt   |   MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet alt
Translated by Zoe Stamataki, RN, PhD and Professor Alex Molassiotis , RN, PhD

Indonesian - Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt   |   MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet alt
Translated by Allenidekania, SKp.MSc

Italian - About the MAT alt   |   Guide to Using the MAT alt   |   Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt   |   MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet alt

Japanese - Guide to Using the MAT alt   |   Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt    |   MAT Patient Outcome Score Sheet alt
Supported by a grant from Taiho Pharmaceutical CO. LTD

Korean - Guide to Using the MAT alt   |   Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt   |   MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet alt   |   MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet (EXCEL doc)
Translated by: Jiyeon Lee, RN, PhD, ACNP-BC, Eun-Hyun Lee, RN, PhD, & Heeyoung Oh, RN, PhD

Portuguese - About the MAT alt   |   Guide to Using the MAT alt   |   Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt   |   MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet alt

Russian - Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt 
Translated by Karine Darbinyan, MD

Serbian - Guide to Using the MAT alt   |   Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt   |   MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet alt    |   MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet alt
Translated by Snezana Bosnjak, MD, PhD

Spanish - About the MAT alt   |   Guide to Using the MAT alt   |   Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt   |   MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet alt

Turkish - Guide to Using the MAT alt    |   Antiemesis Tool - The MAT alt   |   MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet alt    |    MAT Patient Outcomes Score Sheet (EXCEL doc)
Translated by: Hüseyin Abali, PhD and Cemile Karadeniz, MD and reviewed by Sultan Kav, RN, PhD


MASCC Antiemesis Tool (MAT)©MASCC, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer™ •  All rights reserved worldwide.
For Questions or additional information, contact the Executive Director at mascc.office@mascc.org.