Journal article

Attitudes and Perceptions to Prehabilitation in Lung Cancer

Anna Shukla, Catherine L Granger, Gavin M Wright, Lara Edbrooke, Linda Denehy

INTEGRATIVE CANCER THERAPIES | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: Prehabilitation to maximize exercise capacity before lung cancer surgery has the potential to improve operative tolerability and patient outcomes. However, translation of this evidence into clinical practice is limited. Aims: To determine the acceptability and perceived benefit of prehabilitation in lung cancer among thoracic surgeons. Procedure: 198 cardiothoracic surgeons within Australia and New Zealand were surveyed to evaluate their attitudes and perceived benefits of prehabilitation in lung cancer. Results: Response rate was 14%. A moderate proportion of respondents reported that there is a need to refer lung resection patients to preoperative physiotherapy/prehabilitation,..

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Funding was contributed by The Lung Foundation Grant-in-Aid of Lung Cancer Research.