The use of cardiac rehabilitation services to aid the recovery of colorectal cancer patients

A pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) with embedded feasibility study.

The aim of the research is to assess whether using an existing cardiac rehabilitation service an acceptable model of rehabilitation to aid the recovery of cancer patients?

CANCER PATIENT ELIGIBILITY Adults who have been i) diagnosed with primary colorectal cancer, and ii) are in the recovery period following surgery; and may or may not be receiving adjuvant chemotherapy.

INTERVENTION The intervention is rehabilitation for colorectal cancer patients in a cardiac rehabilitation setting delivered by a member of the cardiac multi-disciplinary team to a mixed class of cancer/cardiac patients with some components specifically tailored for cancer patients and delivered by a cancer nurse.

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