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MEN LIVING WITH METASTATIC PROSTATE CANCER NEEDED FOR AN EXERCISE-BASED HEALTH RESEARCH PROJECT

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[We are all aware of the value of research and exercise for improving our quality of life.

 

Last year we had the privilege of having Holly Evans on a telephone meeting chatting about an exercise program for men with prostate cancer.

Weather you were or you were not part of Holly’s last year’s program, please consider contacting her for this year’s new research program.

      

A partial copy of the information from Holly is following.

 

Pdf files are also attached at the bottom of the page.

If you cannot open the pdf, a couple of relevant items and contact details can be seen at near the bottom of the page.

Thank you.  Nev Black]     

 

Background:

We have developed an online exercise guidance tool for men with metastatic prostate cancer.

Study aim:

To test if the tool, which provides tailored exercise advice, is helpful to men with metastatic prostate cancer for enhancing exercise and quality of life using an eight week trial.

Why should you participate?

Exercise has be shown to help men with metastatic prostate cancer manage symptoms and improve overall quality of life. Expert advice is often useful to reduce the risk of injury and/or to assist with forming a routine that sticks, but not everyone has access to this kind of service.

 

We intend to improve access by making high-quality evidence-based support freely available online.

To compensate you for your time, you will receive a $25 voucher for each assessment segment you complete (there are a maximum of five different types).

 

Who can participate: 

We are looking for men who have metastatic prostate cancer who are not already participating in both resistance and aerobic exercise on a regular basis. Clearance from your physician (general practitioner, medical oncologist, radiation, oncologist or urologist), as well as internet access is also required.

 

What do you need to do?

 You will need to complete assessments at the start of the study and one nine weeks later. They are not too burdensome.

You will also be randomly allocated to one of two groups. One that receives access to the online exercise guidance tool straight away, or one that receives access after the second batch of assessments.

You can find out more information and express your interest in participating via the study website.

 www.exerciseguide.org.au

Contact: If you would like to know more about the study.

Contact Ms Holly Evans on 08 8128 4043 or Holly.Evans@adelaide.edu.au

 

 

Who is undertaking the project?

The project is being conducted by researchers in behavioural, exercise and medical science from various institutes across Australia.

Our team includes experienced researchers from The University of Melbourne, The University of Adelaide, The Exercise Medicine Research Institute at Edith Cowan University, CQ University, and the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship. The lead researcher, Dr Camille Short, is a behavioural scientist and Senior Research Fellow working within the Melbourne School of Health and Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She holds an affiliate position at the University of Adelaide, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Centre for Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship.

The project is funded by a Below the Belt Fund research grant and will form part of Holly Evans PhD research at the University of Adelaide.

March 2020 Colour Study Flyer v1.2 (1).pdf Participant information sheet v1.1 (1).pdf

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