Journal article

The Role of Behavioral Science in Personalized Multimodal Prehabilitation in Cancer

Chloe Grimmett, Katherine Bradbury, Suzanne O Dalton, Imogen Fecher-Jones, Meeke Hoedjes, Judit Varkonyi-Sepp, Camille E Short



Multimodal prehabilitation is increasingly recognized as an important component of the pre-operative pathway in oncology. It aims to optimize physical and psychological health through delivery of a series of tailored interventions including exercise, nutrition, and psychological support. At the core of this prescription is a need for considerable health behavior change, to ensure that patients are engaged with and adhere to these interventions and experience the associated benefits. To date the prehabilitation literature has focused on testing the efficacy of devised exercise and nutritional interventions with a primary focus on physiological and mechanistic outcomes with little consideratio..

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Funding Acknowledgements

CG is funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), postdoctoral fellowship. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care. IF-J is an ICA Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellow supported by Health Education England and theNational Institute for Health Research. CS is funded by a Victoria Cancer Agency (VCA), midcareer fellowship. SD is funded by the Danish Cancer Society Research Center. JV-S is funded by the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Center.