A Study of Objective Measure of Recovery After Outpatient Surgery


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 15-001248
    NCT ID: NCT02616406
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 15-001248

About this study

The purpose of this study is to use wearable monitoring devices to assess patient activity and sleep patterns before and after outpatient inguinal hernia surgery to determine when these parameters return to baseline.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria

  • Presenting for outpatient inguinal hernia repair without significant medical comorbidities
  • Consent to participating and willing to wear device for designated time period per protocol


Exclusion Criteria

  • History of chronic opioid use
  • Inability to speak English
  • Inability to give informed consent

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Karl Poterack, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Sandra Gawlowski CCRP



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