Pilot Intervention Study of the Impact of Sustainable Daily Physical Activity on Health and Quality of Life in a Cohort of Men With Prostate Cancer in Sweden: Steps for PRosTAte Cancer Health and Survival (SPaRTACuS)
Living with prostate cancer is a unique challenge faced by millions of men across the globe.
Existing research has indicated many potential methods of attenuating prostate cancer
progression and preserving patients' quality of life, but is lacking in definitive
conclusions regarding the effectiveness of these methods in practice. This study seeks to
further investigate the impact of post-diagnosis physical activity on biological indicators
of health and self-reported quality of life in a cohort of men with prostate cancer in
Sweden. Participants are randomized to either a walking intervention group, which encourages
walking 10,000 steps per day for one year, or to a standard-or-care control group, and
followed for 11 weeks.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Ove Andren, PhD
Sweden: Institutional Review Board