Job loss and reemployment after a cancer dignosis in Koreans - A prospective cohort study

Kui Son Choi, Eun Jung Kim, Jin Hwa Lim, Sung Gyeong Kim, Min Kyung Lim, Jae Gahb Park, Euncheol Park

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Abstract

Patients undergoing treatment for cancer have reported a variety of work-related problems. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of a cancer diagnosis on employment status, and to identify relevant associated factors. This prospective cohort study was conducted at the National Cancer Center in Korea. Male patients newly diagnosed with stomach, liver, or colorectal cancers were recruited. Patients were interviewed and asked to complete an employment questionnaire every 3 months for 24 months. Clinical, sociodemographic and work-related factors were assessed. There were 305 male patients who had a primary diagnosis of cancer and underwent appropriate treatment. Of the 305 male patients who were employed at the time of diagnosis, 53% lost their job, and of these 23% later reemployed. In a multivariate Cox regression analysis, job loss was significantly associated with years of education, job characteristics and disease stage. Reemployment was significantly associated with disease stage and cancer site. Change of employment was common among cancer patients in Korea. With an understanding of the factors involved, it should be possible to reduce unnecessary work cessation, and increase the rate of employment of cancer survivors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-213
Number of pages9
JournalPsycho-Oncology
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 1

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Cohort Studies
Prospective Studies
Neoplasms
Korea
Liver Neoplasms
Stomach Neoplasms
Survivors
Colorectal Neoplasms
Regression Analysis
Education
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Oncology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Choi, K. S., Kim, E. J., Lim, J. H., Kim, S. G., Lim, M. K., Park, J. G., & Park, E. (2007). Job loss and reemployment after a cancer dignosis in Koreans - A prospective cohort study. Psycho-Oncology, 16(3), 205-213. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.1054
Choi, Kui Son ; Kim, Eun Jung ; Lim, Jin Hwa ; Kim, Sung Gyeong ; Lim, Min Kyung ; Park, Jae Gahb ; Park, Euncheol. / Job loss and reemployment after a cancer dignosis in Koreans - A prospective cohort study. In: Psycho-Oncology. 2007 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 205-213.
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In: Psycho-Oncology, Vol. 16, No. 3, 01.03.2007, p. 205-213.

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