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Table 3 Patient appreciation of the tele-prehabilitation program

From: Feasibility of a tele-prehabilitation program in high-risk patients with colon or rectal cancer undergoing elective surgery: a feasibility study

  Strongly disagree     Strongly agree
1 2 3 4 5
1. The aim of the intervention in preparation of the surgical treatment was clear to me. 11 (100%)
2. The perceived exertion during the cardiopulmonary exercise test was high. 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 3 (27%) 3 (27%)
3. In my opinion, the cardiopulmonary exercise test was useful. 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
4. The perceived exertion during the home-based exercises was high. 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 3 (27%)
5. In my opinion the home-based exercises were useful. - - - 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
6. I was motivated to perform the home-based exercises. 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
7. I experienced the home-based exercises as pleasant. 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (54%)
8. The home-based exercises were time-consuming. 7 (64%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) -
9. The weekly evaluations by telephone were beneficial to me. 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
10. I experienced it be pleasant to be able to perform the exercises independently at home. 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
11. I think the tele-prehabilitation program prepared me well for the surgical treatment. 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
  1. Data are presented as the number of patients (%)