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Table 1 BE FIT reconditioning program exercises

From: Development of a reconditioning program for elderly abdominal surgery patients: the Elder-friendly Approaches to the Surgical Environment–BEdside reconditioning for Functional ImprovemenTs (EASE-BE FIT) pilot study

CHSA Clinical Frailty Scale [19] BE FIT exercises
Very fit/well Standing-based program
• Sit-to-stand
• Calf raises
• Hip marching
Managing well/vulnerable Chair-based program
• Bed rolls
• Sit-to-stand (with assist)
• Leg extensions
Mild/moderately frail Bed-based program
• Quad extensions
• Butt squeezes
• Triceps extensions
  1. Participants were instructed to complete each exercise 10 times, thrice daily
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