Newswire (Published: Friday, April 12, 2019, Received: Friday, April 12, 2019, 5:01:44 PM CDT)

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2019 APR 12 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Daily -- Investigators publish new report on Oncology - Prostate Cancer. According to news reporting originating in Guildford, United Kingdom, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “It is well established that exercise and lifestyle behaviours improve men’s health outcomes from prostate cancer. With 3.8 million men living with the disease worldwide, the challenge is creating accessible intervention approaches that lead to sustainable lifestyle changes.”

Financial supporters for this research include Movember Foundation, Prostate Cancer UK, as part of the TrueNTH programme, NIHR Clinical Research Network.

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Surrey, “We carried out a phase II feasibility study of a lifestyle intervention delivered by nine community pharmacies in the United Kingdom to inform a larger efficacy study. Qualitative interviews explored how men experienced the intervention, and these data are presented here. Community pharmacies delivered a multicomponent lifestyle intervention to 116 men with prostate cancer. The intervention included a health, strength, and fitness assessment, immediate feedback, lifestyle prescription with telephone support, and reassessment 12 weeks later. Three months after receiving the intervention, 33 participants took part in semistructured telephone interviews. Our framework analysis identified how a teachable moment can be created by a community pharmacy intervention. There was evidence of this when men’s self-perception was challenged and coupled to a positive interaction with a pharmacist. Our findings highlight the social context of behaviour change with men identifying how their lifestyle choices were negotiated within their household. There was a ripple effect as lifestyle behaviours made a positive impact on friends and family. The teachable moment is not a serendipitous opportunity but can be created by an intervention.”

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “Our study adds insight into how community pharmacists can support cancer survivors to make positive lifestyle behaviour changes and suggests a role for doing rather than just telling.”

For more information on this research see: Creating a Teachable Moment In Community Pharmacy for Men With Prostate Cancer: a Qualitative Study of Lifestyle Changes. Psycho-Oncology, 2019;28(3):593-599. Psycho-Oncology can be contacted at: Wiley, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Psycho-Oncology -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Poole, University of Surrey, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Duke Kent Bldg, Guildford GU2 7XH, Surrey, United Kingdom. Additional authors for this research include S. Gasson, A. Lemanska, F. Archer, S. Faithfull, J. Ogden, B. Griffin, J. Saxton and K. Lyons.

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