Interventionen CAN-Work-S: Att underlätta arbete hela yrkeslivet ut hos canceröverlevare

Project: Research

Project Details


Approximately four out of ten Swedes get cancer during their lives, and of these, four out of ten are diagnosed
during their working life. The improved survival rates dramatically increase the need to support cancer survivors
to return to work and experience a health-promoting working life. In Project 1, factors associated with return to
work are studied in a longitudinal cohort study with a five-year follow-up period. Register data on sickness
absence, and work-related, individual, sociodemographic and clinical factors, collected in questionnaires and
medical records, are studied. Project 2 conducts interviews on cancer survivors’, health practitioners’, social
insurance officers’, and first-line managers’ perspectives on factors experienced as facilitating or constitute
barriers to work participation for cancer survivors, and perceptions of how support in remaining active in a
health-promoting working life should be designed. Project 3 analyses the long-term consequences of cancer for
sick leave, unemployment, sickness compensation, early retirement, and care consumption by studying register
data from 2005-2024 for people diagnosed with cancer 2010-2019 and matching population referents. A
randomised selection of the cohort provides study questionnaire data for analyses of factors associated with
sickness absence. Project 4 adapts an internationally developed occupational cancer rehabilitation intervention to
the context of Sweden: C AN-Work-S. Effects on sickness absence, self-efficacy to work, work ability, health at
work and costs are compared to standard care cancer rehabilitation. In health-economic analyses, costs are
related to effects and benefits. The research programme contributes new important knowledge about work
participation in cancer survivors. The research programme thus benefits society, health care, employers and
cancer survivors, facilitating opportunities to remain active on the labour market throughout working life.
Effective start/end date2021/11/012027/10/31

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UKÄ subject classification

  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health