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Title: Employment and the common cancers; correlates of workability during or following cancer treatment
Authors: Munir, Fehmidah
Yarker, Joanna
McDermott, Hilary
Keywords: Cancer
Work ability
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Oxford University Press on behalf of Society of Occupational Medicine (© The author)
Citation: MUNIR, F., YARKER, J. and McDERMOTT, H., 2009. Employment and the common cancers; correlates of workability during or following cancer treatment. Occupational Medicine, 59 (6), pp. 381-389.
Abstract: To provide an in-depth review of the impact of cancer and cancer-related issues on work ability for those working during or following cancer treatment. Of total, 19 papers published between 1999 and 2008 on cancer and work ability were reviewed. Studies have shown that most types of cancers result in decreased work ability compared to healthy controls or those with other chronic conditions. Some cancer types have more decreased work ability than other types. Decreased work ability is associated with type of treatment (chemotherapy), treatment-related side-effects (e.g. fatigue) and co-morbidity with other health conditions. For most cancers, work ability improves over time irrespective of age. More longitudinal research is required to fully determine the impact of cancer and its treatment on work ability, occupational health services can help such employees make a full recovery and maintain employment by regularly assessing work ability and working hours so that work adjustment and support can be appropriately tailored.
Description: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Occupational Medicine following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqp088
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1093/occmed/kqp088
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8366
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqp088
ISSN: 0962-7480
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