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The views of patients with metastatic prostate cancer towards physical activity: a qualitative exploration

Overview of attention for article published in Supportive Care in Cancer, December 2017
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Title
The views of patients with metastatic prostate cancer towards physical activity: a qualitative exploration
Published in
Supportive Care in Cancer, December 2017
DOI 10.1007/s00520-017-4008-x
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G. Sheill, E. Guinan, L. O Neill, D. Hevey, J. Hussey

Abstract

Patients with metastatic cancer can experience debilitating symptoms, which may influence attitudes towards and engagement in physical activity. This study aimed to examine the attitudes of patients living with metastatic prostate cancer towards physical activity. Semi-structured interviews were completed with male patients living with metastatic prostate cancer. Interviews included eight questions related to patients' attitudes towards physical activity. Content analysis was conducted on the transcribed interview data. Twenty men with metastatic prostate cancer (mean age 71 ± 8.5 years; body mass index 30.19 ± 5.37 kg/cm2) and associated bone metastases (55% with > 2 regions affected) participated in the study. Men's views towards physical activity were coded into the following major themes: (1) barriers to physical activity, (2) benefits of physical activity, (3) a reduction in physical activity levels post diagnosis and (4) social support for physical activity. Symptoms of metastatic prostate cancer and treatment side effects including pain and fatigue negatively influenced activity participation. In addition, many generic barriers to physical activity were described such as bad weather and a lack of suitable facilities for exercising in rural areas. Men living with metastatic prostate cancer have unique needs regarding physical activity related to symptoms of both their cancer and cancer treatment. There is a need to increase prompts that encourage those with metastatic prostate cancer to maintain/increase physical activity levels post diagnosis. Given the individualised needs of this patient group, referral to a cancer exercise specialist should be considered for prescription of tailored physical activity programmes. Clinicaltrials.gov NLM Identifier: NCT02453139.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 38 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 10 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 13%
Student > Master 4 11%
Lecturer 4 11%
Student > Postgraduate 4 11%
Other 11 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 11 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 13%
Sports and Recreations 5 13%
Social Sciences 4 11%
Other 3 8%

Attention Score in Context

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#613,546
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#56
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#6
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