- Solid Tumors
- Pipeline Molecules
- Alliance Partners
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Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT03930784
Recruitment Status Completed
First Posted April 29, 2019
Last update posted April 29, 2019
Background: Complications impact physical and psychological recovery and are associated with financial cost. General physical function has not been studied in relation to the development of surgical complications in this cohort. Objective: Evaluate the physical function performance differences between those who develop complications and those who do not and determine their impact on recovery. Design: Observational Setting: The pre-operative assessment unit in the University Hospital Limerick. Patients: Forty-nine participants who were planned to undergo abdominal surgery were recruited & 43 completed the study. Main outcome measure: Demographics, physical function, lung function, surgical parameters, complications and recovery data was collected.
Divided for analysis as having suffered post-operative complications or not
Other: Nil intervention
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- Written consent to participate in the study
- Eighteen years or above
- Planned for elective abdominal surgery
- American Society of Anaesthesia physical status score <4. Exclusion Criteria: - Abdominal surgery within one year prior to study entry - Unable or unwilling to give informed consent - Inability (cognitive) to perform the pre-operative tests, as characterised by inability to understand the information in the patient information leaflet - Current systemic acute illness - Scheduled for non-abdominal surgery - Unstable angina or myocardial infarction in the previous month - Physical limitation precluding inability to participate in pre-operative tests.
University Hospital of Limerick
Trinity College Dublin