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Kinesiology

2014

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Prostate cancer

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Exercise Maintains Sexual Activity In Men Undergoing Androgen Suppression For Prostate Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Prue Cormie, Robert Newton, Dennis Taaffe, Nigel Spry, David Joseph, M Akhlil Hamid, Daniel Galvao Nov 2014

Exercise Maintains Sexual Activity In Men Undergoing Androgen Suppression For Prostate Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Prue Cormie, Robert Newton, Dennis Taaffe, Nigel Spry, David Joseph, M Akhlil Hamid, Daniel Galvao

Prue Cormie

Background:Previous research has shown exercise to be an effective method to mitigate many adverse treatment-related effects of androgen suppression therapy (AST) but the potential impact of exercise on sexual activity remains unknown. The purpose of this investigation was to report the effect of a 12-week exercise program on sexual activity in prostate cancer patients undergoing AST.Methods:Fifty-seven prostate cancer patients undergoing AST were randomly assigned to an exercise program (resistance and aerobic modes; n=29) or usual care control (n=28). Sexual activity was assessed by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer prostate cancer-specific quality ...


Exercise Therapy For Sexual Dysfunction After Prostate Cancer, Prue Cormie, Robert Newton, Dennis Taaffe, Nigel Spry, Daniel Galvao Nov 2014

Exercise Therapy For Sexual Dysfunction After Prostate Cancer, Prue Cormie, Robert Newton, Dennis Taaffe, Nigel Spry, Daniel Galvao

Prue Cormie

Sexual dysfunction is one of the most common, distressing and persistent adverse effects of prostate cancer treatment, and has a profound effect on quality of life for the patient and his partner. Current health-care provisions are inadequate to address the demand for the management of sexual dysfunction, with approximately half of prostate cancer survivors reporting unmet sexual health-care needs. Management strategies predominately involve pharmacological interventions to address the direct physiological effects of prostate cancer treatment on erectile function. However, the aetiology of sexual dysfunction is multifaceted and considerable physiological and psychological adverse effects of prostate cancer treatments, which are not ...