Patients and family members seek information about how long it will take to recover "back to normal" after an abdominal surgery. The objective of this research is to create a questionnaire to evaluate recovery after abdominal surgery from the patient's viewpoint. We will follow the best available methods for questionnaire development.
This questionnaire will gather vital information to inform patients what to expect after an abdominal surgery and also help clinicians and researchers identifying ways to help patients recover better and faster. The questionnaire will be easily accessible to patients using their mobile phones, tablets and personal computers.