The period between diagnosis and surgical treatment presents a unique opportunity to support and prepare patients for treatment. This pre-treatment or prehabilitation phase provides patients with a programmatic way, potentially, to prepare physically and psychologically for treatment.
More specifically, research have shown the significant benefit from undertaking prehab in developing coping skills and shortening of the recovery period. Studies proved that prehab can effectively reduce costs and improve functional outcomes among patients who have undergone total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Prehabilitation also shown to be benefit for cancer patients. Prehabilitation improves clinical outcomes, physical performance, and quality-of-life in cardiac patients
In turn, the benefits of a prehabilitation programme can lead to a maximisation of post-treatment physical and psychological outcomes
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