The Impact of Physical Activity on the Outcome of Surgery
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01707121|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 16, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 20, 2015
Over the last decades different life style factors have been established as risk factors for various diseases. The obesity pandemic displays a good example of a disease where great effort is undertaken to characterize risk factors associated with obesity (1). Smoking is another life style risk factor established since several decades, and where primary prevention has been increasingly successful (2, 3). Cardiovascular epidemiologic research at the University of Gothenburg recognized PA as a factor of importance early on and thus included PA related questions in the work up of studies with large cohorts (4-6). A 4-level scale was introduced in the late 1960:s by Saltin and Grimby (7) and has been used extensively since then. With this background it is of interest to record physical activity one year and one month prior to certain types of elective surgery and to study the relationship of PA to surgical complications and recovery is of interest.
The aim of this study is to investigate whether a higher physical activity prior to a surgical procedure reduces hospital stay, sick leave and the complication rate.
A secondary aim is to investigate the effect of preoperative physical activity on the rate of resumption of QoL and normal physical function.
|Condition or disease|
|Physical Activity Breast Neoplasm Colorectal Neoplasm Gall Stones|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||450 participants|
|Official Title:||The Impact of Physical Activity on the Outcome of Surgery|
|Study Start Date :||December 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2015|
Patients with planned surgery for breast cancer, colorectal cancer and gall bladder disease
- Length of sick-leave/time to work [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]for breast cancer and gallbladder surgery
- Length of hospital stay [ Time Frame: 6 weekw ]for colorectal surgery
- length of sick leave/time to work [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]for colon and rectal cancer: length of sick leave/time to work
- length of hospital stay [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]cholecystectomy and breast cancer: length of hospital stay
- Recovery [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]Recovery measured as resumption of Quality of Life and return to normal function after surgery according to the patient's self-reported assessment in the postoperative questionnaire and measured as return to pre-operative levels.
- Health economic analysis [ Time Frame: 12 months ]Health economic analysis of resource consumption
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|Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra|
|Göteborg, Sweden, 416 85|
|Principal Investigator:||Eva Angenete, M.D., Ph.D.||SSORG, Scandinavian Surgical Outcomes Research Group|