BACKGROUND: Return to work (RTW) enhances the general well-being and social participation of cancer survivors (CSs). OBJECTIVE: To describe the predictive value of work-related factors on the RTW process of CSs. The work accommodations, the perceived workload, and the barriers and facilitations of RTW are also reported. METHODS: This population-based cross-sectional survey was conducted in the Province of Reggio Emilia from July 2016 to July 2017. CSs who were 20-59 years old, first diagnosed with cancer, and employed at diagnosis were recruited. RESULTS: The majority of CSs (140/266, 53%) returned to work without difficulties, 42% reported difficulties, and 5% did not RTW. CSs who were shift workers (sex and age-adjusted Relative Risk [adj-RR] 1.30; 95% CI 0.94 -1.78) and who worked at night (adj-RR 1.36 95% CI 0.99 -1.86), in the evening (adj-RR 1.23; 95% CI 0.95 -1.57) and on Sundays (adj-RR 1.15; 95% CI 0.81 -1.63) perceived more difficulties. Physically demanding work and a long commute seemed to negatively impact RTW. Accommodations in work tasks (37%) or schedule (26%) were implemented. Workload was not acceptable for 18% of CSs. The main barriers concerned energy and drive functions, whereas remunerative employment was the foremost facilitation. CONCLUSIONS: Healthcare professionals should address work-related factors that might influence RTW with personalized interventions of vocational rehabilitation.

Return to work of Italian cancer survivors: A focus on prognostic work-related factors / Paltrinieri, S.; Vicentini, M.; Mancuso, P.; Mazzini, E.; Fugazzaro, S.; Rossi, P. G.; Costi, S.. - In: WORK. - ISSN 1051-9815. - 71:3(2022), pp. 681-691. [10.3233/WOR-210008]

Return to work of Italian cancer survivors: A focus on prognostic work-related factors

Paltrinieri S.;Mazzini E.;Costi S.
2022

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Return to work (RTW) enhances the general well-being and social participation of cancer survivors (CSs). OBJECTIVE: To describe the predictive value of work-related factors on the RTW process of CSs. The work accommodations, the perceived workload, and the barriers and facilitations of RTW are also reported. METHODS: This population-based cross-sectional survey was conducted in the Province of Reggio Emilia from July 2016 to July 2017. CSs who were 20-59 years old, first diagnosed with cancer, and employed at diagnosis were recruited. RESULTS: The majority of CSs (140/266, 53%) returned to work without difficulties, 42% reported difficulties, and 5% did not RTW. CSs who were shift workers (sex and age-adjusted Relative Risk [adj-RR] 1.30; 95% CI 0.94 -1.78) and who worked at night (adj-RR 1.36 95% CI 0.99 -1.86), in the evening (adj-RR 1.23; 95% CI 0.95 -1.57) and on Sundays (adj-RR 1.15; 95% CI 0.81 -1.63) perceived more difficulties. Physically demanding work and a long commute seemed to negatively impact RTW. Accommodations in work tasks (37%) or schedule (26%) were implemented. Workload was not acceptable for 18% of CSs. The main barriers concerned energy and drive functions, whereas remunerative employment was the foremost facilitation. CONCLUSIONS: Healthcare professionals should address work-related factors that might influence RTW with personalized interventions of vocational rehabilitation.
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Return to work of Italian cancer survivors: A focus on prognostic work-related factors / Paltrinieri, S.; Vicentini, M.; Mancuso, P.; Mazzini, E.; Fugazzaro, S.; Rossi, P. G.; Costi, S.. - In: WORK. - ISSN 1051-9815. - 71:3(2022), pp. 681-691. [10.3233/WOR-210008]
Paltrinieri, S.; Vicentini, M.; Mancuso, P.; Mazzini, E.; Fugazzaro, S.; Rossi, P. G.; Costi, S.
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