Published the 07.12.2017 at 18h09
Physical exercise is recommended after surgery for cancer and is a key component of recovery. But this activity in the postoperative period is rarely the subject of systematic surveillance in the framework of clinical care. It is nevertheless regarded as an important factor of prognosis, such as risk of relapse, according to a new study published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
The recent emergence of mobile app evaluating for example the number of not achieved in 24 hours, enables quantification simple, objective, and continuous physical activity, as well as for follow-up in the time of this activity. Better yet, some cancer services, offering sessions of physical activity adapted and supervised by health professionals.
The readmission to hospital is common after complex surgeries cancer : 15% to 50% of patients return to the service within 30 days of their exit after the intervention, for example, a cancer of the abdomen. An increase in the average number of steps daily during the recovery period reduces the risk of readmission after surgery of metastatic cancer. And this regardless of the age, other medical conditions, the diagnosis of cancer and the length of postoperative stay, as well as the frequency of the sessions before the intervention reported by the patient.
The researchers think that the remote monitoring of patients in real time could improve the use of clinical care post-operative and lessen the financial burden.