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

Boisen, Samara and Krageloh, Chris and Shepherd, Daniel and Ryan, Clare and Masters, Jonathan and Osborne, Sue and MacLeod, Rod D. and Gray, Marion and Keogh, Justin W. (2016) A cross-sectional comparison of quality of life between physically active and underactive older men with prostate cancer. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24 (4). pp. 642-648. ISSN 1063-8652


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 significantly 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 significantly lower prostate specific antigen (PSA) scores and higher social participation than those insufficiently active. These findings offer some support for the benefits 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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2022 04:37
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 00:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: physical activity, quality of life, prostate cancer, cancer survivorship, older men, human movement and sports science
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2015-0195
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45094

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