Patient Reported Measures of Surgical Recovery


About this study

Surgeons use the absence of post-operative complications and a short hospital stay as a proxy for successful surgery and recovery. Patients define recovery as ‘return to normal’, which encompasses their overall quality of life (QOL), physical and mental well-being, social functioning, and the absence of pain or fatigue, also known as patient reported outcomes (PROs). The Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) and the 10 point Linear Analogue Self- Assessment Questionnaire (LASA) tools are both candidates for effective, easily accessible measures of patient recovery after surgery. The purpose of this study is to define which PROMIS sub-scores and individual LASA measures are most responsive to perioperative changes in gastrointestinal surgery by assessing outcomes scores during patient short- and long-term recovery.

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients ≥ 18 years of age
  • ASA 1-4
  • Undergoing laparoscopic or open gastrointestinal surgery (esophagectomy, pancreaticoduodenectomy, colectomy, or proctectomy)
  • Willing to consent for the study

Exclusion criteria:

  • Patients < 18 years
  • ASA 5
  • Patients unable or unwilling to consent
  • Patients with acute psychiatric illness
  • Patients with cancer undergoing palliative surgery without curative intent

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Juliane Bingener-Casey, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Pamela Skaran


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