Postoperative Quality of Life: Development and Assessment of a Novel Tool to Assess Quality of Life Following Colorectal Surgery
The purpose of this study is to produce a user-friendly tool to accurately assess early
quality of life in postoperative patients following abdominal colorectal surgery in the
early postoperative period (from surgery to 6 months) that is practical for routine
application. The study will also compare this tool to the current available tools, namely
the Short Form (SF-36), the short form inflammatory bowel disease questionnaire (IBDQ), the
Cleveland Clinic Global Quality of Life (CGQOL). Patients will be invited to participate if
they are undergoing abdominal colorectal surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Evaluate the quality of life in patients with abdominal wall hernias using a user-friendly survey that is designed specifically for this population of patients.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the quality of life in patients with abdominal wall hernias using a user-friendly survey that is designed specifically for this population of patients. We would like to use this survey to elucidate how quality of life of the patient is changed with the presence of an abdominal wall hernia.
1 month to 1 hour prior to surgery
Conor Delaney, MD, PhD
University Hospitals of Cleveland/ Institute for Surgical Innovation
United States: Institutional Review Board
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