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Research poster describing: Prehabilitation (prehab) is the stage of cancer rehabilitation between diagnosis and acute intervention that utilizes targeted physical activity to “reduce severity of current and future impairments.” The purpose of this literature review was to develop a theoretical framework for future research and guidance for implementation of effective prehab for gastrointestinal cancer survivors undergoing surgical treatment in Maine.

Publication Date

Spring 2020


Interprofessional Education


Authors Boegemann, Dumond, Gagne, Ho, Joseph, and Yaitanes were UNE Physical Therapy students when this research was conducted. Author Litterini is a faculty member in the UNE Department of Physical Therapy.

Literature Review Of Prehabilitation Interventions And Outcomes For Gastrointestinal Cancers