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A cross-sectional comparison of quality of life between physically active and underactive older men with prostate cancer
Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
  • Samara Boisen, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Chris Krageloh, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Daniel Shepherd, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Clare Ryan, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jonathan Masters, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sue Osborne, North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Rod D MacLeod, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Marion Gray, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Justin W Keogh, Bond University
Date of this Version
10-1-2016
Document Type
Journal Article
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Boisen, S., Krägeloh, C., Shepherd, D., Ryan, C., Masters, J., Osborne, S., MacLeod, R. D., Gray, M., & Keogh, J. W. (2016). A cross-sectional comparison of quality of life between physically active and underactive older men with prostate cancer. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24(4), 642-648.

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Abstract

Men with prostate cancer experience many side effects and symptoms that may be improved by a physically active lifestyle. It was hypothesized that older men with prostate cancer who were physically active would report signifcantly higher levels of quality of life (QOL) as assessed by the WHOQOL-BREF and the WHOQOL-OLD. Of the 348 prostate cancer survivors who were invited to participate in the present postal survey, 137 men returned the questionnaires. Those who were physically active had signifcantly lower prostate specifc antigen (PSA) scores and higher social participation than those insuffciently active. These fndings offer some support for the benefts of physical activity (PA) within the prostate cancer population in managing the adverse side effects of their treatments on aspects of their QOL. Future research should more closely examine what types of PA best promote improvements in varying aspects of QOL and psychological well-being for prostate cancer survivors

Citation Information
Samara Boisen, Chris Krageloh, Daniel Shepherd, Clare Ryan, et al.. "A cross-sectional comparison of quality of life between physically active and underactive older men with prostate cancer" Journal of Aging and Physical Activity Vol. 24 Iss. 4 (2016) p. 642 - 648 ISSN: 1063-8652
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