Skip to main content

Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Prehabilitation in high-risk patients scheduled for major abdominal cancer surgery: a feasibility study

Inclusion criteria
 • Planned to have major intra-abdominal cancer surgery, defined as >2-h duration and requiring an overnight hospital stay
 • Aged ≥ 18 years
 • English speaking
 • >2 weeks prior to surgery
 • Outpatients or in-patients with planned discharged from the hospital in less than 1 week
 • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing results of AT ≤11ml/kg/min and/or VO2 peak ≤15ml/kg/min and/or VO2 peak ≤710ml/min/m2. Patients that were unable to complete CPET were included if they had ≤70% predicted distance on the 6MWT
Exclusion criteria
 • Myocardial infarction in the last 3 months
 • Unstable angina
 • Cerebrovascular event or transient ischemic attack in the last 3 months
 • Pulmonary embolic event within 3 months
 • Existing acute or chronic deep vein thrombosis
 • Pregnancy
 • Presentation with active sepsis
 • Planned for surgery in < 2 weeks
 • Hospital inpatient, with anticipated admission >1 week
 • Unable or contra-indication to exercise
 • Unable to exercise unsupervised without appropriate supervision for safety reasons