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The Exercising Together project: design and recruitment for a randomized, controlled trial to determine the benefits of partnered strength training for couples coping with prostate cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22101224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Prostate cancer can threaten quality of life for the patient and his spouse and the quality of his marital relationship. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the effects of "Exercising Together" - a partnered strength training program for married couples coping with prostate cancer - on the physical and emotional health of prostate cancer survivors (PCS) and their spouses and on marital quality. We are conducting a 6-month randomized controlled trial with two groups: 1) Exercising Together - a progressive, supervised strength training program and 2) a usual care control condition. The primary aims of this exploratory study are to: 1) Determine the effect of partnered strength training on physical and emotional health (muscle strength, physical function, body composition and self-report physical and mental health) in PCS, 2) Determine the effect of partnered strength training on physical and emotional health in spouses and 3) Explore the effect of partnered strength training on marital quality (incongruence, communication, relationship quality, intimacy) of the PCS and spouse. Target accrual has been met in this study with 64 couples enrolled and randomized to exercise (n=32) or usual care (n=32) groups. This study is the first to examine the feasibility of this exercise format in both the chronically ill patient and spouse and explore benefits at the individual and couple level.
Authors:
Kerri M Winters-Stone; Karen S Lyons; Lillian M Nail; Tomasz M Beer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2011-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contemporary clinical trials     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1559-2030     ISO Abbreviation:  Contemp Clin Trials     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-30     Completed Date:  2012-06-26     Revised Date:  2014-09-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101242342     Medline TA:  Contemp Clin Trials     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  342-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological
Aged
Exercise / psychology*
Exercise Therapy / methods*,  psychology
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Prostatic Neoplasms / psychology,  rehabilitation*
Quality of Life*
Retrospective Studies
Spouses / psychology*
Treatment Outcome
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R21 CA137272/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R21 CA137272-01/CA/NCI NIH HHS
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