The CanMoRe project (2016 - 2023)

The CanMoRe project will evaluate if enhanced mobilisation after surgery using innovative digital methods at the hospital and a new model for physical rehabilitation in the primary care can lead to decreased frequency of readmission to hospital due to less postoperative complications in patients that have undergone major abdominal surgery due to cancer.

This project is part of a larger project ”Early up and Go” with the overall aim to evaluate if very early and structured mobilisation and rehabilitation can improve respiratory and physical function and thereby reduce complications and enhance recovery after abdominal surgery due to cancer. A further aim is to improve methods for mobilisation at the ward by the use of feedback and wearable sensors.


We have evaluated the Activity Board on patients undergoing abdominal cancer surgery. The results are promising. The group that used the Activity Board compared to usual care spent more time upright and walking as well as had shorter length of stay at the hospital (Porserud A et al 2019). Studies on the patients as well as health care staff perceptions of using the Activity Board is ongoing. Data collection for the randomized controlled trial evaluating a new model for physical rehabilitation has started.

Principal Investigator

Maria Hagströmer


Project members

Markus Aly, PhD, MD

Lars Henningsohn, docent, MD

Patrik Karlsson, PhD student

Malin Nygren-Bonnier, docent

Andrea Porserud, PhD student

Elisabeth Rydwik, docent

Financial support

ALF Medicine

The Swedish Research Council (VR)

The Swedish Cancer Society

Signe och Olof Wallenius Stiftelse

Stiftelsen Tornspiran

Åke Wibergs stiftelse


Like I said, I would not have likely gotten up otherwise: patient experiences of using an Activity Board after abdominal cancer surgery.
Porserud A, Lundberg M, Eriksson J, Nygren Bonnier M, Hagströmer M
Disabil Rehabil 2022 Mar;():1-8

The CanMoRe trial - evaluating the effects of an exercise intervention after robotic-assisted radical cystectomy for urinary bladder cancer: the study protocol of a randomised controlled trial.
Porserud A, Karlsson P, Rydwik E, Aly M, Henningsohn L, Nygren-Bonnier M, et al
BMC Cancer 2020 Aug;20(1):805

Objectively measured mobilisation is enhanced by a new behaviour support tool in patients undergoing abdominal cancer surgery.
Porserud A, Aly M, Nygren-Bonnier M, Hagströmer M
Eur J Surg Oncol 2019 Oct;45(10):1847-1853