Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 65 years and up (full criteria)
Location
at San Francisco, California and other locations
Dates
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Emily Finlayson, MD, MS, FACS
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Emily Finlayson

Description

Summary

This is a multi-center, randomized trial investigating the use of PrehabPal web app versus a written surgery prehabilitation instructions among individuals aged 65 years and older preparing for colon cancer surgery. PrehabPal is a web app designed with, and for, older adults preparing for surgery at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). This app has the potential to fill a crucial clinical gap for older cancer patients by designing an individualized prehabilitation program and providing prehabilitation coaching.

Official Title

PrehabPal: A Digital Tool to Help Frail Elders Prepare for Cancer Surgery

Details

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: I. Determine the effectiveness of PrehabPal in delivering prehabilitation and improving outcomes for elders who undergo colorectal cancer surgery. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the impact of PrehabPal on surgical outcomes and functional recovery compared to standard written surgery prehabilitation materials. OUTLINE: Participants will be randomly assigned to 1 of 2 conditions. Study participation will continue for up to 12 weeks, with intervention 7-21 days before surgery and a follow-up visit 8 weeks after surgery.

Keywords

Colon Cancer Web app Older Adult Prehabilitation Colonic Neoplasms PrehabPal PrehabPal Web app Written Surgery Prehabilitation Instructions

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 65 years and up

  1. Male or female >=65 years of age at time of evaluation for colorectal cancer resection.
  2. Documentation of a colorectal diagnosis as evidenced by the following criteria:
  3. Biopsy proven colorectal cancer or unresectable neoplastic polyp.
  4. Written informed consent (and assent when applicable) obtained from subject or subject's legal representative and ability for subject to comply with the requirements of the study.
  5. Self-reported access to the Internet.
  6. Participant has at least seven days prior to surgery date to optimize for surgery.
  7. English language proficient.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. No English language proficiency.
  2. No Internet access.
  3. Documented diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
  4. Surgery scheduled within 7-days.
  5. Presence of a condition or abnormality that in the opinion of the Investigator would compromise the safety of the patient or the quality of the data.

Locations

  • University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco California 94143 United States
  • Stanford University
    Palo Alto California 94305 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Emily Finlayson, MD, MS, FACS
    Professor, Surgery, School of Medicine. Authored (or co-authored) 108 research publications. Research interests: Functional Outcomes after Surgery · Geriatric Surgery · Research with Administrative Data

Details

Status
not yet accepting patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Francisco
ID
NCT05520866
Study Type
Interventional
Participants
Expecting 120 study participants
Last Updated