Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) can be experienced by individuals with Prostate Cancer (PC),
which can have profound effects on their well-being. Although physical activity has been
shown to improve CRF, the recommended levels are generally not met. Step count and distance
traveled information can help individuals to increase their physical activity. Wearable
technology (WEAR) provides the user with feedback of their physical activity which can
motivate behaviour change. Similarly, education workshops (EDU) on the effects of sedentary
behaviour and physical activity may also reduce sedentary behaviour.
The objectives of this study are to evaluate the effects of WEAR and EDU on sedentary
behaviour and CRF, and to explore the feasibility of WEAR in this population. Participants in
this study will be randomly assigned into WEAR, EDU, WEAR+EDU, or control over a three-month
intervention. Assessments at baseline, post-intervention and a 3-month follow up will
evaluate CRF, quality of life and level of sedentary behaviour, and use of WEAR devices.
The results from this study will provide evidence-based knowledge on the impact of WEAR and
EDU on sedentary behaviour and CRF, and an understanding on the use of technology within the
PC population. These results can shape the development of programming for CRF and the use of
scale-able technology-based interventions/approaches in this population.