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dc.contributor.authorKnott, Vikki
dc.contributor.authorZrim, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorShanahan, Ernst Michael
dc.contributor.authorAnastassiadis, Peter
dc.contributor.authorLawn, Sharon Joy
dc.contributor.authorKichenadasse, Ganessan
dc.contributor.authorSukumaran, Shawgi
dc.contributor.authorKarapetis, Christos Stelios
dc.contributor.authorKoczwara, Bogda
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T01:04:39Z
dc.date.available2015-08-03T01:04:39Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.citationKnott V, Zrim S, Shanahan EM, Anastassiadis P, Lawn S, Kichenadasse G, Sukumaran S, Karapetis C and Koczwara B (2014) Returning to work following curative chemotherapy: a qualitative study of return to work barriers and preferences for intervention. Supportive Care in Cancer 22(12): 3263-3273en
dc.identifier.issn0941-4355
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/35475
dc.descriptionAuthor version under embargo for a period of 12 months from the date of publication, in accordance with the Publisher's policy. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-014-2324-yen
dc.description.abstractPurpose This study aimed to explore barriers to return to work (RTW) and preferences for intervention and support for cancer patients treated with curative intent from the perspectives of cancer survivors and oncology health professionals. Methods Participants attended a focus group (N = 24) or an individual interview (N=14). A topic guide and a semi-structured recorded interview format were used to gather data, which were later transcribed and analysed for global themes and subthemes. Results With regard to barriers, the global theme ‘work capacity’ captured an array of barriers encompassing financial pressure, preparedness for work, lack of confidence as well as other key physical, practical and psychosocial barriers. Participants expressed a preference for RTW models that focus on objective and structured assessment whilst allowing for flexibility to address individual needs. Conclusions Cancer survivors perceive multiple barriers when attempting to RTW. These barriers were perceived to impact upon work-capacity, where ‘capacity’ was defined broadly to include practical, physical and psychosocial concerns. RTW is an important concern for cancer survivors and structured RTW interventions should be incorporated into the care of cancer survivors.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen
dc.rights© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014.en
dc.titleReturning to work following curative chemotherapy: a qualitative study of return to work barriers and preferences for interventionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-014-2324-yen
dc.rights.holderSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.en
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupLawn, Sharon Joy: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5464-8887en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupKichenadasse, Ganessan: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9923-5149en_US


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