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Cancer recovery and return to work

Cancer recovery and return to work

A Cochrane systematic review (18 studies) found moderate quality evidence that multidisciplinary interventions combining physical exercises with patient education, counselling, biofeedback-assisted behavioural training, and/or vocational counselling benefited patients returning to work after cancer. Neither psychological interventions alone (moderate evidence) nor physical training alone (very low quality evidence) improve return to work.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011; 2: CD007569. http://goo.gl/RX470

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Occupational Health at Work April/May 2011 (vol. 07/6) pp49