Last month we summarised the systematic review by Waterland et al. The review concluded that exercise prehabilitation, particularly multimodal approaches, improves preoperative functional capacity and reduces postoperative hospital length of stay in people undergoing surgery for abdominal cancer.
Some suggestions for providing prehabilitation are included in this infographic.
Waterland JL, et al. Efficacy of prehabilitation including exercise on postoperative outcomes following abdominal cancer surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Front Surg 2021;8:628848