Patients with elective surgery

Health

The project aims to add support to the existing intervention for reducing alcohol consumption, but also increasing physical activity, and weight reduction when necessary.

This project will extend ongoing research on mHealth support for patients that have to quit smoking prior to surgery (NEXit Operation). The project aims to add support to the existing intervention for reducing alcohol consumption, but also increasing physical activity, and weight reduction when necessary. Participants for focus groups and panel evaluations will be solicited from 15 surgical departments in south-eastern Sweden.

A randomized controlled trial will be conducted where the control setting will be treatment as usual depending on local routines at each department. Staff at the surgical departments will inform all patients with elective surgery about the study, and willing participants are able to sign up on their own using their mobile phone.