Physical Activity Tracking in Paediatric Elective Tonsillectomy (PATIPS)
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This pilot study will investigate the feasibility of physical activity tracking in patients aged 4-16 years before and after elective tonsillectomy as an innovative tool in paediatric research. The participating patients will receive a wearable physical activity tracker (CE-certified) that will continuously measure the patients' physical activity before and after an elective tonsillectomy, in addition to their parents' documentation of their child's activity in a conventional diary.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
4 Years to 16 Years (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Children undergoing elective tonsillectomy or tonsillotomy
Age 4 to 16 years old, in 2 subgroups (4-7 years, 8-16 years)
Inpatient surgery at University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB), Switzerland
Children undergoing an elective tonsillectomy or tonsillotomy. Children having additional ENT procedures, such as adenectomy, tympanostomy, etc. may be included as well.
Children with mental or physical impairment during daily-life activities.
Children undergoing additional surgical procedures other than Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) procedures impacting the recovery period.