Title

Can exercise adaptations be maintained in men with prostate cancer following supervised programmes? Implications to the COVID-19 landscape of urology and clinical exercise

Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Publication Title

European Urology Open Science

ISSN

26661691

Volume

21

First Page

47

Last Page

50

Publisher

Elsevier

School

Exercise Medicine Research Institute / School of Medical and Health Sciences

Comments

Lopez, P., Taaffe, D. R., Newton, R. U., Spry, N., Shannon, T., Frydenberg, M., ... Galvão, D. A. (2020). Can exercise adaptations be maintained in men with prostate cancer following supervised programmes? Implications to the COVID-19 landscape of urology and clinical exercise. European Urology Open Science, 21, 47-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euros.2020.09.002

Abstract

© 2020 The Author(s) In this brief correspondence, we evaluate the potential impact of pivoting from face-to-face supervised to unsupervised home-based exercise programmes to contextualise the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in prostate cancer patients. A meta-analysis was undertaken in fatigue, quality of life, and lean and fat mass outcomes in the four studies included. Our analysis indicates that unsupervised home-based exercise maintains patient-reported outcomes, except for fat mass. In summary, changing to unsupervised exercise is unlikely to provide further benefits on patient-reported and body composition outcomes, but may help maintain initial gains during physical distancing restrictions. Patient summary: We discuss the potential impacts of transitioning from face-to-face supervised to unsupervised home-based exercise programmes in prostate cancer patients during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Our analysis suggests that patients are likely to maintain patient-reported and body composition benefits from current nonsupervised programmes; however, evolution of exercise delivery to prostate cancer patients is required to continue health and fitness improvement in this group.

DOI

10.1016/j.euros.2020.09.002

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