A Pilot Study of Exercise in Patients With Docetaxel-Based Chemotherapy for Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer
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This study aims to provide preliminary data on the feasibility and outcomes of a 12 week exercise program on the quality of life of men with hormone refractory prostate cancer receiving docetaxel-based chemotherapy.
Condition or disease
Prostatic NeoplasmsNeoplasm MetastasisPalliative Care
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
diagnosis of prostate cancer
receiving docetaxel-based chemotherapy at the CCI
age 18 years or over
approval of oncologist
informed written consent
life expectancy less than 6 months
Karnofsky performance score less than 70
contraindications for exercise (e.g. uncontrolled cardiac, respiratory, hypertensive or psychiatric disorder)
unable to understand, read, write and speak English
unable or unwilling to attend supervised exercise sessions 3 times weekly
unable or unwilling to complete outcome assessments