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These page contain a collection of links, documents and other resources related to prehabilitation.

Bloom, E. (2017) ‘Prehabilitation evidence and insight review’. Available at:

Gillis, C., Buhler, K., Bresee, L., Carli, F., Gramlich, L., Culos-Reed, N., Sajobi, T. T. and Fenton, T. R. (2018) ‘Effects of Nutritional Prehabilitation, With and Without Exercise, on Outcomes of Patients Who Undergo Colorectal Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis’, Gastroenterology. Elsevier, Inc, 155(2), pp. 391-410.e4. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.05.012.

Heger, P., Probst, P., Wiskemann, J., Steindorf, K., MK, D. and AL, M. (2019) ‘A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Physical Exercise Prehabilitation in Major Abdominal Surgery (PROSPERO 2017 CRD42017080366).’, Journal of gastrointestinal surgery?: official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.

Levett, D. Z. H. and Grimmett, C. (2019) ‘Psychological factors, prehabilitation and surgical outcomes: evidence and future directions’, Anaesthesia, 74, pp. 36–42. doi: 10.1111/anae.14507.

Macmillan (2019) ‘Principles and guidance for prehabilitation within the management and support of people with cancer’. Available at:

Tsimopoulou, I., Pasquali, S., Howard, R., Desai, A., Gourevitch, D., Tolosa, I. and Vohra, R. (2015) ‘Psychological Prehabilitation Before Cancer Surgery: A Systematic Review’, Annals of Surgical Oncology, 22(13), pp. 4117–4123. doi: 10.1245/s10434-015-4550-z.

Cardiac Prehabilitation. McCann, M., Stamp, N., Ngui, A., Litton, E. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. 2019;33(8) 2255-2265. DOI:

“NEW” Prehabilitation: A 3-way approach to improve postoperative survival and health-related quality of life in cardiac surgery patients. Arora, R., Brown, C., Sanjanwala, R. & McKelvie, R. Canandian Journal of Cardiology. 2018; 34(7), 839-849. DOI:

Impact of prehabilitation on morbidity and mortality after pulmonary lobectomy by minimally invasive surgery: a cohort study. Boujibar, F., Bonnevie, T., Debeaumonth, D. et al. Journal of Thoracic Disease. 2018; 10(4) 2240-2248.

Prehabilitation in thoracic surgery. Sanchez-Lorente, D., Navarro-Ripoll, R., Guzman, R., Moises, J., Gimeno, E., Boada, M. & Molins, L. Journal of Thoracic Disease. 2018; 10(Suppl 22): 2593-2600. DOI:10.21037/jtd.2018.08.18.

Prehabilitation and rehabilitation for surgically treated lung cancer patients. Li, T., Yang, M., Tseng, A. & Hsin-Chung Lee, H. Journal of Cancer research and Practice. 2017; 4(3)89-94. DOI: