The Man Plan is a wellbeing programme for prostrate cancer sufferers, specifically designed to offset some of the side effects of ADT treatment that can lead to discontinuation and poor outcomes. The programme has been developed in collaboration the Vario Health Institute at Edith Cowan University. It is majority funded by Abbott to support Lucrin patients (with a small co-contribution by the patients).
Patients have the choice of engaging with exercise physiologists in person / group sessions, by phone, or they can self manage the regimen at home. Guardian CRM system is used to manage patients and is the portal where all data is inputted by allied HCPs (exercise physiologists, physiotherapists and health coaches). Many methods of progress tracking are used including the validated SF8 Quality of Life tool, and the measurement of exercise parameters.
The data collected in Guardian was analysed and published as a poster at the Urological Society of Australian & NZ Congress and in the Medical Journal of Australia
- Statistically significant improvements in nearly all health outcomes
- Significant improvements in QoL
- The programme was publicised by patient groups
- A significantly higher proportion of patients remained on treatment at 18 month