Initial Examination of the Result of Prehabilitation Of The Outcome Of Prehabilitation On Muscle Mass, Weight, And Dietary Consumption Stratified By Hand Grip Strength In Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Muhammad Bilal, Rabia Adil, Maryam Iqbal


This intervention before surgery has been termed prehabilitation. The one known cure to pancreatic cancer is surgery. The most common surgery for pancreatic cancer, pancreaticoduodenectomy, has the highest complication rate which is why the focus was on this type of surgery. Early nutrition education and exercise intervention prior to surgery has been looked at in other types of cancers, although it has yet to be studied in pancreatic cancer patients. This is part of a larger study looking at prehabilitation on quality of life. This specific study is the preliminary analysis looking at the effect of the intervention on weight, muscle mass, and dietary intake.


This study looked at 24-Hour Recall and BIA analysis at baseline and 1 month post-surgery for individuals undergoing a pancreaticoduodenectomy. Results were also analyzed following post hoc group assignments based on baseline hand grip strength. Comparisons were made to determine if nutrition education during the prehabilitation phase was beneficial overall. This is a preliminary analysis for a larger study to help better assess if further stratification needs to occur for intervention.


prehabilitation, muscle mass, weight, dietary consumption, hand grip strength, pancreatic cancer patients

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