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Journal of Cancer Education

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 754–760

First Online: 31 May 2011

Abstract

This study aims to explore the effects of a 1-week inpatient course including information, physical activity PA, and group sessions on physical and mental health-related outcomes for prostate cancer PCa patients. Further to assess the patients’ satisfaction with the course. PCa patients completed a questionnaire assessing PA, fatigue, mental distress, and quality of life 1 month before T0 and 3 months after T1 the course. Total fatigue, physical fatigue, and PSA anxiety decreased significantly from T0 to T1. No significant changes were observed in the other measures. The majority of the participants were satisfied with the course. In spite of minor reductions in fatigue and PSA anxiety and satisfied patients, the findings indicate that a 1-week inpatient course does not influence substantially on most of the health-related outcomes in PCa patients 3 months after the course.

KeywordsProstate cancer Information Physical activity Fatigue Mental distress Quality of life  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Gunhild Maria Gjerset - Sophie Dorothea Fosså - Alv A. Dahl - Jon Håvard Loge - Torill Ensby - Lene Thorsen

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