Occupational reintegration of long-term cancer survivors

J C van der Wouden, J G Greaves-Otte, J Greaves, P M Kruyt, O van Leeuwen, E van der Does

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To determine the long-term psychosocial consequences of cancer related to work, a postal survey was conducted among 849 long-term survivors of cancer in the southwest Netherlands. Forty-four percent of the responders who worked at the time of the diagnosis of cancer returned to their job, 24% of them part-time. Fourteen percent experienced impediments at work after return. Absenteeism in this group does not differ from that in the year prior to the moment of diagnosis. There is a small decrease in promotional and financial prospects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1084-9
Number of pages6
JournalOccupational Medicine
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Absenteeism
  • Age Factors
  • Employment/statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Insurance, Health/statistics & numerical data
  • Neoplasms/mortality
  • Netherlands
  • Psychology, Social
  • Rehabilitation, Vocational/statistics & numerical data
  • Sex Factors
  • Social Adjustment
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

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