Self-reported work ability in long-term breast cancer survivors. A population-based questionnaire study in Denmark

Kathrine Carlsen, Anette Jung Jensen, Reiner Ernst Rugulies, Jane Christensen, Pernille Envold Hansen Bidstrup, Christoffer Johansen, Ida Elisabeth Huitfeldt Madsen, Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton

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    Abstract

    Although up to 80% of women can return to work after treatment for breast cancer, maintaining an affiliation to the labour market may be a challenge, as shown by the fact that the risks for unemployment and early retirement are increased in the years after treatment of cancer. It is important to understand the work problems experienced by cancer survivors, including their ability to work. The aim of this study was to determine whether the ability of long-term breast cancer survivors to work was different from that of a cancer-free control group.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalActa oncologica
    Volume52
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)423-9
    Number of pages7
    ISSN0284-186X
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

    Keywords

    • Adult
    • Breast Neoplasms
    • Case-Control Studies
    • Cross-Sectional Studies
    • Denmark
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Middle Aged
    • Self Report
    • Survivors
    • Work
    • Work Capacity Evaluation

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