December/January 2015/2016 (vol. 12/4)

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Improving return to work in cancer patients

There is moderate-quality evidence that multidisciplinary interventions combining physical training and/or vocational counselling, with patient education and/or counselling can improve return-to-work (RTW) rates in cancer patients, this Cochrane systematic review finds. Fifteen randomised controlled trials involving 1,835 cancer patients in paid employment were included. There is low-quality evidence from two studies that psycho-educational interventions alone did not improve RTW rates.


Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015; 9: CD007569. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007569.pub3.


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