What were we asked to look at?
The Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG) has been asked to look at digitally supported prehabilitation programmes for people who have been diagnosed with cancer, prior to definitive treatment. We have been asked to consider evidence on clinical and cost effectiveness, patient acceptability, barriers and factors which help people access digitally supported prehabilitation.
Why is this important?
Prehabilitation seeks to prepare people for cancer treatment through activities such as exercise and improved nutrition. The aim of prehabilitation is to improve treatment effectiveness and cancer survival. Some prehabilitation programmes are now carried out digitally, instead of in person.