Assessing pre- and postoperative activity levels with an accelerometer: a proof of concept study

@inproceedings{Meij2017AssessingPA,
  title={Assessing pre- and postoperative activity levels with an accelerometer: a proof of concept study},
  author={Eva van der Meij and Hidde P van der Ploeg and Baukje van den Heuvel and Boudewijn J. Dwars and Wilhelmus J.H.J. Meijerink and Hendrik J Bonjer and Judith Af Huirne and Johannes R. Anema},
  booktitle={BMC surgery},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Postoperative recovery after abdominal surgery is measured mostly based on subjective or self-reported data. In this article we aim to evaluate whether recovery of daily physical activity levels can be measured postoperatively with the use of an accelerometer. METHODS In this multicenter, observational pilot study, 30 patients undergoing laparoscopic abdominal surgery (hysterectomy, adnexal surgery, cholecystectomy and hernia inguinal surgery) were included. Patients were… CONTINUE READING
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