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1. Citation: Fong, C. J., Murphy, K. M., Westbrook, J.D., Markle, M.M. (2015). Behavioral, Psychological, Educational, and Vocational Interventions to Facilitate Employment Outcomes for Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review. Campbell Systematic Reviews.1-81. DOI: 10.4073/csr.2015.5
Keywords: accommodation, behavior modification, cancer, employment, employment reentry, intervention, occupational therapy, outcomes, rehabilitation research, research reviews, training, vocational rehabilitation, workers with disabilities
Abstract: [In development]
Plain Language Summary: What is this review go over, check about?

Work can be an important part of daily life for cancer survivors, including individuals with a past or current cancer diagnosis. finding out the cause of an illness, condition, disease, medical answer But cancer survivors have a high rate of unemployment. This systematic planned out, orderly, regular review go over, check examined programs that may help cancer survivors find jobs and return go back to work. Examples include psychological counseling, job training, and physical body, bodily, real exercise programs, to name a few. The goals of the review go over, check were to describe the programs that have been studied so far and to assess review, sum up, evaluate, to determine figure out, decide, find out, test value, find the effect result, cause of these programs on employment.

What studies are included?

Studies were included if they focused on some behavioral, psychological, educational, or job-related service for cancer survivors aged 18 or older. Included studies had to measure employment, return-to-work, wages, or hours worked as an outcome. The authors found 12 relevant studies. Each study recruited participants from a hospital or clinic. Eight studies were randomized controlled trials, meaning that researchers chose participants at random from a group of cancer survivors, then compared outcomes between people who did and did not participate take part, join, share in the program.

What are the findings of this review?

The programs varied widely in the types of services they offered. For instance, some programs focused on educational resources, while others offered a combination mix, mixture of information, exercise, and group therapy. treatment action, medicine, therapy The review go over, check found some evidence that these kinds of programs may improve employment outcomes. Overall, cancer survivors were more likely to be employed after they participated in one of these programs.

The programs had no apparent impact on the number of hours people worked, nor on the number of days they were out sick. However, few studies addressed these outcomes.

What do the findings of the review go over, check mean?

This review go over, check suggests that cancer survivors may have better employment outcomes when they have access to educational, psychological, or other services. Although the initial first, earliest, basic results are promising, the review go over, check is based on a small number of studies and a wide range of programs. The authors emphasize stress, point out, highlight that there is not enough evidence to make recommendations about specific types of programs. More research in this area would help to identify best practices in supporting cancer survivors at work.

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