A cross-sectional comparison of quality of life between physically active and underactive older men with prostate cancer

Samara Boisen, Chris Krägeloh, Daniel Shepherd, Clare Ryan, Jonathan Masters, Sue Osborne, Rod D. MacLeod, Marion Gray, Justin W. Keogh*

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Abstract

Men with prostate cancer experience many side effects and symptoms that may be improved by a physically active lifestyle. It was hypothesized that older men with prostate cancer who were physically active would report signifcantly higher levels of quality of life (QOL) as assessed by the WHOQOL-BREF and the WHOQOL-OLD. Of the 348 prostate cancer survivors who were invited to participate in the present postal survey, 137 men returned the questionnaires. Those who were physically active had signifcantly lower prostate specifc antigen (PSA) scores and higher social participation than those insuffciently active. These fndings offer some support for the benefts of physical activity (PA) within the prostate cancer population in managing the adverse side effects of their treatments on aspects of their QOL. Future research should more closely examine what types of PA best promote improvements in varying aspects of QOL and psychological well-being for prostate cancer survivors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-648
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
Volume24
Issue number4
Early online date1 Oct 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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