Effects of Structured Rehabilitation Program on Quality of Life in Rectal Cancer Patients- a Randomized Controlled Trial
Quality of Life - Sexual Function - Urinary Incontinence - Anal Incontinence
Conditions: official terms
Urinary Incontinence
Conditions: Keywords
Urinary function, Anal function
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: Structured Rehabilitation program
Type: Behavioral
Overall Status
Quality of life after rectal surgery is reported to be impaired. Side effects of surgery and/or neoadjuvant treatment as functional disturbances like sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, anal incontinence or stoma problems are commonly experienced. The investigators hypotheses is that structured rehabilitation program addressing these problems will improve quality of life. A RCT are performed in order to document the effects of the rehabilitation.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Maximum Age: 75 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Rectal cancer Surgically treated for rectal cancer Informed concent Included in national guidelines for surveillance of rectal cancer patients

Exclusion Criteria:

- Older than 75 years Mentally or physically not able to participate Non curative surgical treatment
Dep. of gastrointestinal surgery, University Hospital of North Norway
Tromsø, Norway
Status: Recruiting
Start Date
May 2009
Completion Date
November 2013
University Hospital of North Norway
University Hospital of North Norway
Record processing date
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