Prostate Football Fans in Training (P-FFIT) Feasibility Study Final Report

Theodorakopoulos, C. and Gray, C. M. (2023) Prostate Football Fans in Training (P-FFIT) Feasibility Study Final Report. Project Report. Prostate Scotland.

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Prostate FFIT (P-FFIT) was adapted from the world leading men’s weight management and healthy lifestyle programme, Football Fans in Training (FFIT). There were four main changes: 1) the addition of an external facilitator with appropriate training and expertise in cancer rehabilitation exercises to support club coaches in session delivery; 2) prioritisation of physical activity (instead of weight loss) including a home-based exercise programme with warm up, strength/resistance, pelvic floor, flexibility/mobility and balance exercises; 3) prostate cancer specific dietary advice; and 4) discussion around coping with prostate cancer. The resultant P-FFIT programme was designed to be delivered over 12, weekly 90-minute sessions to groups of men with prostate cancer at two Scottish Professional Football League clubs (Rangers and Heart of Midlothian [Hearts]) in early 2023. It aimed to support participants to do more physical activity, eat a healthier diet and improve their wellbeing through helping them cope better with their illness. Researchers from the University of Glasgow led a mixed-methods feasibility study to explore the feasibility, acceptability and potential effectiveness of P-FFIT, and to provide recommendations for its future roll-out.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gray, Professor Cindy and Theodorakopoulos, Dr Christos
Authors: Theodorakopoulos, C., and Gray, C. M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Prostate Scotland

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