Newswire (Published: Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Received: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 11:19:55 PM CDT)

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Recent Findings from University of Bristol Has Provided New Information about Prostate Cancer [The feasibility of the Prostate cancer: Evidence of Exercise and Nutrition Trial (PrEvENT) dietary and physical activity modifications: a qualitative ...]

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Oncology - Prostate Cancer. According to news reporting out of Bristol, United Kingdom, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "There is increasing evidence that low levels of physical activity and diets low in fruit and vegetables and high in meat and dairy products are risk factors for prostate cancer disease progression. The Prostate cancer: Evidence of Exercise and Nutrition Trial (PrEvENT) aimed to assess a diet and physical activity intervention in men undergoing radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Bristol, "The trial included a qualitative component to explore the experiences of men participating in the trial in order to understand the acceptability of the intervention and data collection methods. We report the qualitative findings of the trial and consider how these can be used to inform future research. PrEvENT involved randomizing men to either a dietary and/or physical activity intervention. Semistructured interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of 17 men on completion of the 6 month trial. Interviews took place in clinic or as telephone interviews, if requested by the participant, and were audio recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using the thematic-based framework approach. Analysis was conducted throughout the data collection process to allow emergent themes to be further explored in subsequent interviews. Three overarching themes were identified: acceptability of the intervention, acceptability of the data collection methods and trial logistics. Participants were predominantly positive about both the dietary and physical activity interventions and most men found the methods of data collection appropriate. Recommendations for future trials include consideration of alternative physical activity options, such as cycling or gym sessions, increased information on portion sizes, the potential importance of including wives or partners in the dietary change process and the possibility of using the pedometer or other wearable technology as part of the physical activity intervention. We provide insight into the opinions and experiences of the acceptability of the PrEvENT diet and physical activity intervention from the participants themselves. The interventions delivered were acceptable to this sample of participants, as were the data collection methods utilized."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We also highlight some considerations for further behavioural change interventions in prostate cancer and other similar populations."

For more information on this research see: The feasibility of the Prostate cancer: Evidence of Exercise and Nutrition Trial (PrEvENT) dietary and physical activity modifications: a qualitative study. Trials, 2017;18():1-10. Trials can be contacted at: Biomed Central Ltd, 236 Grays Inn Rd, Floor 6, London WC1X 8HL, England. (BioMed Central -; Trials -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E. Shingler, University of Bristol, Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom. Additional authors for this research include L. Hackshaw-McGeagh, L. Robles, R. Persad, A. Koupparis, E. Rowe, C. Shiridzinomwa, A. Bahl, R.M. Martin and J.A. Lane (see also Oncology - Prostate Cancer).

Keywords for this news article include: Bristol, United Kingdom, Europe, Oncology, Risk and Prevention, Prostatic Neoplasms, Prostate Cancer, University of Bristol.

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