Newswire (Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2019, Received: Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 4:45:09 PM CST)

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2019 DEC 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Oncology Daily -- Research findings on Oncology - Prostate Cancer are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from Vancouver, Canada, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Diet and physical activity changes have been shown to improve quality of life and health outcomes for prostate cancer (PC) survivors; however, few survivors make lifestyle changes. We aimed to identify PC-specific facilitators and barriers to dietary and physical activity changes and participation in survivorship-based lifestyle management programmes.”

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of British Columbia, “A scoping review investigating facilitators and barriers of PC survivor’s participation in lifestyle management programmes was conducted in June 2018. A total of 454 studies were identified, 45 studies were assessed in full, and 16 were included in the scoping review. Barriers to lifestyle change included perceived lack of evidence for lifestyle guidelines, treatment side effects, perception of change as unnecessary, time pressure and age. Facilitators for lifestyle change included advice from health professionals, support systems (family and peer), diagnosis as a time for change, lifestyle as a coping strategy to manage side effects and improve well-being. Health professionals, peers and family have a significant role in lifestyle management for PC survivors to facilitate engagement. Specific and clear messaging of the benefits of lifestyle management is warranted.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Treatment-related side effects, time pressure, current health perception and age should be considered when developing lifestyle management programmes for PC survivors.”

For more information on this research see: Facilitators and barriers to participation in lifestyle modification for men with prostate cancer: A scoping review. European Journal of Cancer Care, 2019;():e13193. European Journal of Cancer Care can be contacted at: Blackwell Publishing Inc, 350 Main St, Malden, MA 02148, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; European Journal of Cancer Care -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from D. Yannitsos, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Additional authors for this research include R.A. Murphy, P. Pollock and K.M Di Sebastiano.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

The publisher’s contact information for the European Journal of Cancer Care is: Blackwell Publishing Inc, 350 Main St, Malden, MA 02148, USA.

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