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Effects of a six-month supervised physical exercise program on physical and cardio-metabolic profile and quality of life in patients with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy: a pilot and feasibility study
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Introduction To evaluate the effect of a six-month supervised physical exercise program on the physical and cardio-metabolic profile and quality of life in patients with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy. Material and methods Twenty-seven patients with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy were included in a physical exercise program. The program consisted of supervised physical exercises during a six-month period (two hours, twice a week). The exercise program contained moderate to high intensity aerobic and resistance exercises: cycling, walking or jogging for 45 minutes at an intensity of +/- 80% of the individual maximum heart rate, followed by resistance exercises targeting the major lower and upper body muscles. All patients were assessed prior to the exercise program, including anthropometrical parameters, blood analysis, quality of life and physical fitness. Blood analysis was repeated at a three-month follow-up. Anthropometrical parameters, physical fitness and quality of life were recorded at a three-, six- and nine-month follow-up. Results A positive effect on physical performance, muscular strength and quality of life was seen. The applied physical exercise program was well tolerated and characterized by a high satisfaction rate. An alarming issue of remarkably unfavorable baseline cardio-metabolic profile was revealed within our study population. Conclusions Our data indicates that a six-month supervised physical exercise program can be beneficial in preventing androgen deprivation therapy-related side effects in patients with prostate cancer. We emphasize the importance of screening for cardio-metabolic risk factors in patients who are treated with androgen deprivation therapy.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Central European Journal of Urology
Publication
2018
ISSN
2080-4806
2080-4873
Volume/pages
71 :2 (2018) , p. 234-241
ISI
000437030300012
Pubmed ID
30038816
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UAntwerpen
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