Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition postoperative morbidity and mortality
Treatment goal-augmented post-operative care
Sponsor Loyola University
Start date October 2010
End date August 2011
Trial size 120 participants
Trial identifier NCT01254851, 203031

Summary

This study is a non-blinded randomized controlled trial. Consenting participants will be randomized to routine post-operative ambulation vs. goal-augmented post-operative care (they will be given a goal number of steps to take on each post-operative day) following in-patient gynecologic surgery.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Active Comparator)
Patients in this group will be given a goal number of steps to take on each post-operative day.
goal-augmented post-operative care
Patients in the goal-augmented post-operative care group will be given a goal number of steps to take on each post-operative day following in-patient gynecologic surgery.
(No Intervention)
routine post-operative ambulation

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Number of steps taken in twentyfour hours.
time frame: 1 day

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Independent ambulation pre-operatively - Undergoing gynecologic procedure - Expected to ambulate within 12 hours of their procedure Exclusion Criteria: - Children under the age of 18 - Inability to ambulate independently prior to their surgery - Primary surgeon does not want patient to ambulate within 12 hours of procedure - English is not the primary language spoken by the patient

Additional Information

Official title Post Operative Walking Enhancements for Recovery (POWER) Trial
Principal investigator Linda Brubaker, M.D.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2011.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Loyola University.