Last updated on February 2020

Geriatric Assessment and Intervention in Older Patients Undergoing Surgery for Colorectal Cancer


Brief description of study

The GEPOC study investigates the effect of comprehensive geriatric assessment and intervention for frail older patients (65 years or older) undergoing elective surgery for colorectal cancer. the geriatric intervention will be pre- and postoperative. included in the intervention is an exercise intervention.

The main aim of the study us to see if the functional decline in this group can be reduced.

Detailed Study Description

This is a randomized, controlled trial on frail older patients (aged 65 years or older) with colorectal cancer. The patients will be randomized into two groups. The control group will receive standard surgical treatment. The intervention group will in addition go through a preoperative comprehensive geriatric assessment. The assessment will include evaluation of co-morbidity and medication, social status, nutritional status, cognition, depression and physical performance. This assessment will form basis of an individualized intervention. Patients in the intervention group will participate in planned exercise programs before surgery, perioperative and postoperative.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03719573

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