Individual, social and environmental determinants of participation in physical activity for prostate cancer survivors

Craike, Melinda, Livingston, Patricia and Botti, Mari 2008, Individual, social and environmental determinants of participation in physical activity for prostate cancer survivors, in Clinical Oncological Society of Australia and the International Association of Cancer Registries Joint Scientific Meeting, held in conjunction with the Australian and New Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Surgery Association, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia, Carlton, Vic..

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Title Individual, social and environmental determinants of participation in physical activity for prostate cancer survivors
Author(s) Craike, Melinda
Livingston, Patricia
Botti, Mari
Conference name Clinical Oncological Society of Australia and the International Association of Cancer Registries Joint Scientific Meeting (2008 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 18-20 November 2008
Title of proceedings Clinical Oncological Society of Australia and the International Association of Cancer Registries Joint Scientific Meeting, held in conjunction with the Australian and New Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Surgery Association
Publication date 2008
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Summary Participation in physical activity helps prostate cancer survivors to cope with the side effects of treatment, enhances quality of life and decreases the risks of many of the comorbidities to which survivors are highly susceptible. Prostate cancer survivors, however, are less likely than other cancer survivors (e.g., breast and colorectal) to increase physical activity after diagnosis. Interventions have been only modestly successful at increasing participation in physical activity for prostate cancers survivors and more research is needed to increase our understanding of the determinants of physical activity for this group. Using a social ecological framework, this qualitative research sought to examine the individual, social and environmental determinants of participation in physical activity for prostate cancer survivors. In-depth interviews were conducted with 20 survivors of prostate cancer aged between 35 and 75 years. Participants were drawn from a public and a private health service and from a range of treatment types. We are currently collecting data for this study and preliminary themes will be discussed at the conference (abstract will be updated once findings are known).
Language eng
Field of Research 111205 Chemotherapy
Socio Economic Objective 920207 Health Policy Economic Outcomes
HERDC Research category E3 Extract of paper
HERDC collection year 2008
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019254

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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