Peri-operative Exercise Programme for Elective Abdominal Cancer Surgery Patients Takes Shape


Filming work has begun on the exercise programme needed as part of the National Institute for Health (NIHR) grant-funded project ‘Basic Exercise Training to Enhance Recovery – BETTER (otherwise known as ‘EPOP’). Prof Swaine has had a key role in developing this study and is project manager for it.

The exercise programme is being developed for patients before having abdominal surgery for cancer and after that surgery. It is being developed through a collaboration between Maidstone Hospital and University of Greenwich at Medway. There are additional research team partners from the Universities of Kent, Middlesex, and City University.

The photographs and video footage will be used to help patients to perform the exercises. Patients Malcom and Nobby volunteered to offer their advice in putting the exercise routine together and to feature in the photographs.


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