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Table 3 Further weekly assessments in the STRONG intervention group

From: STRONG for Surgery & Strong for Life — against all odds: intensive prehabilitation including smoking, nutrition, alcohol and physical activity for risk reduction in cancer surgery — a protocol for an RCT with nested interview study (STRONG-Cancer)

Assessments (STRONG group) Meet 1 Meet 2 Meet 3 Meet 4 Meet 5 cont. until surgery
Smoking
 Cigarettes per day (No) X X X X X X
 NRT (mg) as craving reducing medicine X X X X X X
 Validation by CO concentration (breath) X X X X X X
Alcohol
 Alcohol per week (units 12 g, TLFB) X X X X X X
 Alcohol concentration (breath test) X X X X X X
 Alcohol biomarkers (blood + urine) X X X X X X
 Withdrawal symptoms (CIWA-R) X X X X X X
 Use of AWS prophylaxis (mg) X X X X X X
Nutrition
 Food intake according to plan X X X X X X
 Appetite level /healthy days X X X X X X
 Weight and bio-impedance X X X X X X
 Validation by nutrition profile in blood X X X X X X
Physical activity
 Physical activity according to plan X X X X X X
 Steps walked per day X X X X X X
 Validation by 6-min walk test X X X X X X
 Timed Up and Go test X X X X X X
 Hand grip strength X X X X X X