Work, daily activities and leisure after cancer

Marjon Faaij, Dounya Schoormans, Alison Pearce*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
45 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Objective: 
Determine if cancer survivors have lower participation in paid work, more limitations in daily activities or more limitations in leisure compared with those without cancer, stratified by age (working age ≤65 years; retirement age >65 years). Secondary objectives are identifying sociodemographic or clinical factors associated with work, daily activities or leisure and analysis of the relationship between work, daily activities and leisure.

Methods: 
Secondary analyses, using logistic regression, were performed on three cohorts (lymphoma, prostate and thyroid cancer) from the Dutch Patient Reported Outcomes Following Initial treatment and Long-term Evaluation of Survivorship (PROFILES) registry and a nationally representative non-cancer sample.

Results: 
Working-age cancer survivors (n = 926) were significantly (p < 0.001) less likely to participate in paid work and more likely to report limitations in daily activities and leisure compared to the non-cancer cohort (n = 1279). Among retirement aged cancer survivors (n = 1046), paid work was significantly more likely (p < 0.001), as were limitations in leisure (p < 0.05), compared with the non-cancer controls (n = 334).

Conclusions: 
Cancer impacts daily activities and leisure, as well as paid work. These roles are important for cancer survivors' quality of life, suggesting support to return to these activities may be an important component of survivorship care.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere13596
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer Care
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • DIAGNOSIS
  • EMPLOYMENT
  • EXPERIENCES
  • LIFE
  • META-SYNTHESIS
  • PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY
  • POPULATION
  • PREDICTORS
  • RETURN
  • SURVIVORS
  • cancer
  • daily activities
  • leisure
  • survivorship
  • unpaid work
  • work

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Work, daily activities and leisure after cancer'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this