Journal article

Identifying the exercise-based support needs and exercise programme preferences among men with prostate cancer during active surveillance: A qualitative study

Megan McIntosh, Melissa Opozda, Daniel A Galvao, Suzanne K Chambers, Camille E Short



PURPOSE: This study aims to investigate the attitudes and preferences men on active surveillance for prostate cancer have regarding exercise and exercise-based support. Exercise outcomes align with traditionally masculine values, can improve mental and physical health, and may even slow early stage prostate cancer progression. However, attitudes and preferences towards exercise and exercise support are unexplored in men on active surveillance. METHODS: Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with participants (13 males with a history of active surveillance for prostate cancer; 5 female partners). Interviews were conducted either by telephone or in person and audiotaped, transcr..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not -for-profit sectors. MM, CES and MO were supported by the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health. CES is also supported by an Early Career Fellowship (ID 1090517) from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. DG and SC are supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship. The authors would like to thank the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health, the Edith Cowan University, and the various Men's Sheds and Support Groups who assisted in recruiting participants for this research. Further, we would like to thank the participants who generously volunteered to be interviewed for this study.