Post Operative Walking Enhancements for Recovery (POWER) Trial

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2011 by Loyola University.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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First received: December 3, 2010
Last updated: September 13, 2011
Last verified: September 2011

This study is a non-blinded randomized controlled trial. Consenting participants will be randomized to routine post-operative ambulation vs. goal-augmented post-operative care (they will be given a goal number of steps to take on each post-operative day) following in-patient gynecologic surgery.

Condition Intervention
Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality
Behavioral: goal-augmented post-operative care

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Post Operative Walking Enhancements for Recovery (POWER) Trial

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of steps taken in twentyfour hours. [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The primary outcome assessed will be number of steps taken in the 24 hour period prior to discharge as assessed by the electronic pedometer readings.

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: October 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: goal-augmented post-operative care.
Patients in this group will be given a goal number of steps to take on each post-operative day.
Behavioral: goal-augmented post-operative care
Patients in the goal-augmented post-operative care group will be given a goal number of steps to take on each post-operative day following in-patient gynecologic surgery.
No Intervention: Usual care
routine post-operative ambulation


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Independent ambulation pre-operatively
  • Undergoing gynecologic procedure
  • Expected to ambulate within 12 hours of their procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children under the age of 18
  • Inability to ambulate independently prior to their surgery
  • Primary surgeon does not want patient to ambulate within 12 hours of procedure
  • English is not the primary language spoken by the patient
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01254851

United States, Illinois
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois, United States, 60153
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
Melrose Park, Illinois, United States, 60160
Sponsors and Collaborators
Loyola University
Principal Investigator: Linda Brubaker, M.D. Loyola University
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Responsible Party: Loyola University Identifier: NCT01254851     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 203031
Study First Received: December 3, 2010
Last Updated: September 13, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on July 01, 2015