Prehabilitation (prehab) prepares people for cancer treatment and helps them to eat well, be physically active and emotionally resilient during treatment.
Stage 1. A review of relevant published research to find out what is known about culturally appropriate support for physical activity, nutrition, and emotional resilience.
Stage 2. Investigate in detail the current prehab practices in all eight NHS organisations treating cancer in Wales.
Stage 3. Workshops with people affected by cancer and service providers to use the findings of stages 1 and 2 to produce I-Prehab.
Stage 4. Test whether it is possible to deliver I-Prehab. This will include checking whether cancer workers will complete I-Prehab education and then use I-Prehab, whether they find it useful and finding out about patients' experiences.Patient and Public Involvement representatives agree with clinician team members. There is significant potential for patient health benefit through improved access to prehabilitation by people from socially deprived and ethnic minorities communities. Three patient and public members wished to be co applicants for the research to lead and coordinate public involvement activities. They will join the I-Prehab research team and will contribute to data analysis, design of methods, patient facing documents, impact plan and effective sharing of the outcomes to maximise dissemination.