Prehab for LSS for Prehabilitation

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
University of Alberta, Edmonton, CanadaPrehabilitation+1 MorePrehab for LSS - Other
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will test the feasibility of a prehabilitation program for patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis.

Eligible Conditions
  • Prehabilitation
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

6 Primary · 9 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 20 weeks before LSS surgery, immediately after the intervention (8-weeks), 3-, and 12-months post-operatively

Week 20
Recruitment Rate
Week 20
6-item Chronic Disease Self-Efficacy Scale
Pain Catastrophizing Scale
Patient Health Questionnaire-9
Swiss Spinal Stenosis Questionnaire - Balance
Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia
The Oswestry Disability Index
During the 8-week Intervention
Ecological Momentary Assessment
Patient Adherence
Immediately after the intervention (8-weeks)
Content Acceptability
Format Acceptability
Immediately after the intervention (8-weeks), 3-, and 12-months post-operatively

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Usual Care
1 of 2
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

60 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Prehab for LSS · No Placebo Group · N/A

Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Prehab for LSS · Intervention Types: Other
Usual Care
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Usual Care · Intervention Types: Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 20 weeks before lss surgery, immediately after the intervention (8-weeks), 3-, and 12-months post-operatively

Who is running the clinical trial?

McMaster UniversityLead Sponsor
820 Previous Clinical Trials
1,731,675 Total Patients Enrolled
University of CalgaryOTHER
717 Previous Clinical Trials
574,222 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Prehabilitation
110 Patients Enrolled for Prehabilitation
University of AlbertaOTHER
823 Previous Clinical Trials
377,153 Total Patients Enrolled
Lisa Carlesso, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorMcMaster University
2 Previous Clinical Trials
80 Total Patients Enrolled
Kenneth Thomas, MDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Calgary
Doug Gross, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Alberta
Luciana G Macedo, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorMcMaster University
1 Previous Clinical Trials
414 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this medical experiment recruiting participants presently?

"Affirmative.'s records demonstrate that this trial, initially published on December 1st 2021, is still accepting applications. Sixty individuals need to be gathered from 4 distinct clinical research sites." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How many medical sites are hosting this research endeavor?

"Currently, this medical trial is being conducted in 4 different centres. These include Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto as well as a fourth site that has yet to be disclosed. Potential participants are encouraged to select the nearest clinic for their convenience when enrolling." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the key objectives of this trial?

"This 8-week medical intervention seeks to lessen the burden of disease. To further assess its efficacy, secondary outcomes such as Swiss Spinal Stenosis Questionnaire - Balance and Oswestry Disability Index will be monitored, alongside Ecological Momentary Assessment measuring total weekly minutes of physical activity using a wearable tri-axial accelerometer device and 10-point scale for daily pain/fatigue assessment." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How many participants can the trial accommodate?

"Affirmative. According to, this trial is still searching for participants and was initially made available on December 1st 2021. The study wishes to recruit 60 people from four distinct research centres." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
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