[Patient motivation and prehabilitation: assessment often overlooked]

Soins. 2024 Apr;69(884):42-45. doi: 10.1016/j.soin.2024.02.010. Epub 2024 Mar 28.
[Article in French]


Prehabilitation, which is still in its infancy, is becoming an essential part of oncology treatment. Motivation assessment is crucial for adherence to these programs, which aim to optimize functional capacity before and during the intensive phases of treatment. To date, healthcare teams have had little experience of assessing motivation, which is a weakness in the care strategy. This is partly due to a lack of standardized models and a delay in caregivers changing their position in response to changes in patient' motivations. In this article, we invite to discuss the 'why' and 'how' of motivational assessment in patients undergoing prehabilitation.

Keywords: approche moderne; modern approach; modèle transthéorique; motivation; oncologie; oncology; prehabilitation; préhabilitation; transtheoretical model.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Medical Oncology
  • Motivation*
  • Patient Care Team
  • Preoperative Exercise*