Conquering Diseases

Will A Walking Exercise Program Improve Surgical Outcomes For Adults 50 And Older?

Description

Adults aged 50 and older who have a planned abdominal, urologic, or other major surgery sought for a study on whether completing a walking exercise program before surgery improves surgical outcomes.

Overview

Volunteers for this study will complete a survey and two small tasks to help us better identify and select volunteers who might be more likely to have complications following surgery. These volunteers will then be assigned to walk daily until their surgery. We will then compare surgery outcomes to see if walking reduces the risk of complications following surgery.

What we're hoping for

We hope to better identify patients who are more likely to have complications following surgery and we hope that instructions on walking daily for the period before your surgery will reduce the risk of complications following surgery.

Additional Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03892187

 Principal Investigator

Jens  Walz, MD

University of Massachusetts Medical School

 Study Contact

Ryan  DeWolf

774-303-2649

ryan.dewolf@umassmed.edu

 Location

UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655

508-856-8989