Journal article

Attitudes and Experiences of Men With Prostate Cancer on Risk in the Context of Injuries Related to Community-Based Football -A Qualitative Study

Mette Rorth, Tine Tjornhoj-Thomsen, Prue Cormie, John L Oliffe, Julie Midtgaard

JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY | HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Although football training may be a potent strategy for health promotion in older men, the considerable risk of injuries may constitute a barrier for referral of clinical populations. The current study explored the attitudes of men with prostate cancer on risk in the context of injuries related to participating in a community-based football program. Four videotaped focus group interviews and three individual in-depth telephone interviews were carried out with men with prostate cancer (n = 35; mean age = 68.8). The thematic networks technique was used to derive the global theme Injury-induced reinforced masculinity comprising five subthemes: "part of the game," "a good story to tell," "like b..

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Grants

Awarded by Danish foundation TrygFonden


Funding Acknowledgements

The Danish foundation TrygFonden funded this study (grant number 106471). We would especially like to thank the men who agreed to share their perspectives and experiences with us. We would also like to acknowledge the FC Prostate Community steering group for valuable insights and inputs concerning the planning and reporting of this study. Finally, we would like to thank Malene Kronborg for her help in preparation of Table 1.