dc.contributor.author Keogh, JW
dc.contributor.author Shepherd, D
dc.contributor.author Krägeloh, CU
dc.contributor.author Ryan, C
dc.contributor.author Masters, J
dc.contributor.author Shepherd, G
dc.contributor.author MacLeod, R
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-28T04:02:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-28T04:02:48Z
dc.date.copyright 2010-11-05
dc.date.issued 2011-07-28
dc.identifier.citation N Z Med J, vol.123(1325), pp.20 - 29
dc.identifier.issn 1175-8716
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10292/1529
dc.description.abstract Aims The aims of this study were to: quantify the levels and predictors of physical activity in prostate cancer survivors on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT); gain some insight into the effect of physical activity on the quality of life of prostate cancer survivors on ADT; and compare the quality of life of prostate cancer survivors on ADT with matched controls. Methods A sample of 84 prostate cancer survivors on ADT were recruited from a register held by the Auckland District Health Board. Participants were mailed a collection of self-report surveys probing quality of life, physical activity and determinants of physical activity. Result Less than half the prostate cancer sample were categorised as physically active, and there was no relationship between physical activity and age, PSA levels, or time on ADT. Compared to a matched control group the sample had lower scores for global quality of life, as well as on the physical and environmental quality of life domains. Results also showed that those prostate cancer survivors classified as active had higher levels of quality of life on average than those classified as insufficiently active. Attitude towards physical activity was the dominant predictor of the intention to be physically active, while perceived behavioural control was the dominant predictor of actual behaviour. Conclusions Our findings describe a positive relationship between physical activity and quality of life in men with prostate cancer currently undergoing ADT. However, only half the sample was physically active, indicating that physical activity interventions aimed at prostate cancer survivors are of utility. Our data suggests targeting both attitudes and factors related to the ability to perform physical activity will be fruitful approaches.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA)
dc.relation.uri http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1325/4430/
dc.rights Access is free to articles older than 6 months and abstracts.
dc.subject Activities of daily living; Aged; Androgen antagonists; Antineoplastic agents, Hormonal; Cross-sectional studies; Disease-free survival; Follow-up studies; Humans; Male; Motor activity; New Zealand; Prostatic neoplasms; Quality of life; Questionnaires; Survival rate; Treatment outcome
dc.title Predictors of physical activity and quality of life in New Zealand prostate cancer survivors undergoing androgen-deprivation therapy
dc.type Journal Article
dc.rights.accessrights OpenAccess

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