Supporting prostate cancer research

Investigating the influence of illness perceptions on exercise among adults undergoing treatment for cancer.

Prof Carlene Wilson, Austin Health, VIC

Undergoing treatment for cancer is often difficult and associated with both physical and emotional challenges. Some people appear to benefit from exercise while others find physical activity difficult. This study will examine factors that influence intention to exercise during treatment as well as actual behaviours. The results will help to develop supportive care designed to ameliorate the impacts of cancer treatment.

Participants will be asked to complete a survey with questions about symptoms, illness perceptions and exercise.

Ethics approval has been granted by the Austin Health Human Research Ethics Committee.

Who is this study for?

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Currently being treated for cancer, and;
  • Are over 18 years old and can read English.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dr Sian Cole

Phone: (03) 9496 9974


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It will enable researchers to save valuable time and money recruiting participants for their projects, so that they can spend more time delivering health benefits to those in need. Click the button to the right to register!