Research Trial Examining the Effects of a Single Exercise Session for Men with Prostate Cancer
Physical activity has clinically relevant physical and psychosocial benefits for prostate cancer patients. We are currently running a randomized controlled trial investigating the effect of a single bout of exercise on neurophysiological outcomes and their relationship with anxiety, depression and exercised-induced feelings.
Men will be randomly assigned to either one hour of exercise or one hour of rest. Prior to and following the exercise or control situation, men will undergo trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, a non-invasive method used to assess cortical activity in the primary motor cortex of the brain. Men who are at least 6 months post-treatment (radiotherapy or radical prostatectomy only) are eligible to participate. Men must be between 45-85 years old without any contraindications to exercise. Men must also be able to travel to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (250 College Street) to participate in the study.