Evaluation of patients perceived health and fitness prior to surgery during the COIVD 19 pandemic


About this study

The primary aim of this study is to assess colon and rectal surgery patient perceptions of physical fitness, willingness to participate in a prehabilitation program, access to cardiovascular and strength training equipment, and impact of the COVID19 pandemic on fitness and health. The secondary aim is to evaluate if patient’s perceptions of physical fitness correlate with baseline demographic and health variables and outcomes following surgery.

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: Adults patients (> 18 years old) being seen in colon and rectal surgery clinic for a surgical condition requiring an inpatient operation.


Exclusion Criteria

Children (age < 18 years old)

Patients with surgical conditions requiring an outpatient operation

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

Eric Dozois, M.D.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

What is this? (?)
Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Anne-Lise D'Angelo M.D., M.S.


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