Forskning
Udskriv Udskriv
Switch language
Region Hovedstaden - en del af Københavns Universitetshospital
Udgivet

New insights into early recovery after robotic surgery for endometrial cancer

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

DOI

Vis graf over relationer

OBJECTIVE: To assess early recovery of physical health after robotic minimally invasive surgery (RMIS) for early-stage endometrial cancer using the European Organisation of Research and Treatment of Cancer Computer Adaptive Test Core questionnaire (EORTC CAT Core). The EORTC CAT Core provides individualised measurements while maintaining comparability. A hypothesis of individual complete recovery to baseline within three post-surgical weeks was evaluated.

METHODS: Ninety-four women who underwent RMIS for early-stage endometrial cancer were included consecutively. The EORTC CAT Core was distributed before surgery and prospectively every week during the first post-operative month. Repeated measures models were fitted for each of the four domains (physical functioning, role function, fatigue, and pain) and tested for impact of age, ASA score, minor/major surgery, and the individual baseline scores (poorest, intermediate, best).

RESULTS: Women with the lowest physical functioning, lowest role function, highest fatigue level, and highest pain level at baseline all recovered within three weeks. Women with the highest physical functioning, highest role function, lowest level of fatigue, and lowest level of pain at baseline did not reach their individual baselines within the first post-operative month but had the most favourable domain-scores three weeks post-operatively.

CONCLUSION: The individual woman's physical health baseline score is predictive for her postoperative recovery following RMIS for early-stage endometrial cancer. Women with the best physical health had the best postoperative functions and lowest level of symptoms; however their recovery to baseline was prolonged. Computer adaptive testing may be a valuable tool for individualised pre-operative information and supportive care during surveillance.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftGynecologic Oncology
Vol/bind153
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)271-276
Antal sider6
ISSN0090-8258
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 maj 2019

ID: 56762647