Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

John Wiley and Sons Ltd

School

Health and Wellness Institute

RAS ID

20043

Funders

Cancer Institute NSW

Cancer Institute NSW

Comments

Originally published as: Galvão, D.A., Newton, R.U., Gardiner, R.A., Girgis, A., Lepore, S.J., Stiller, A., Mihalopolous, C., Occhipinti, S., Chambers, S.K. (2015). Compliance to exercise-oncology guidelines in prostate cancer survivors and associations with psychological distress, unmet supportive care needs, and quality of life in Psycho-Oncology, 24(10), 1241-1249. Available here.

Abstract

Objective The purpose of this study was to determine prevalence of Australian prostate cancer survivors meeting contemporary exercise-oncology guidelines and identify associations with distress, unmet supportive care needs, and quality of life. Methods A population-based cohort of 463 prostate cancer survivors who were on 10.8 months post-curative therapy was assessed for compliance with current exercise guidelines for cancer survivors, motivational readiness for physical activity, psychological distress, unmet supportive care needs, and quality of life. Results Only 57 men (12.3%) reported sufficient exercise levels (150 min of moderate intensity or 75 min of strenuous exercise per week and twice weekly resistance exercise), 186 (40.2%) were insufficiently active, and 220 (47.5%) were inactive. Among inactive men, 99 (45.0%) were in the contemplation or preparation stage of motivation readiness. Inactive men had higher global distress (p=0.01) and Brief Symptom Inventory-Anxiety (p

DOI

10.1002/pon.3882

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