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Quality of Life Research

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 997–1005

First Online: 22 September 2015Accepted: 09 September 2015DOI: 10.1007-s11136-015-1135-z

Cite this article as: Tamminga, S.J., Bültmann, U., Husson, O. et al. Qual Life Res 2016 25: 997. doi:10.1007-s11136-015-1135-z

Abstract

PurposeTo obtain insight into employment and insurance outcomes of thyroid cancer survivors and to examine the association between not having employment and other factors including quality of life.

MethodsIn this cross-sectional population-based study, long-term thyroid cancer survivors from the Netherlands participated. Clinical data were collected from the cancer registry. Information on employment, insurance, socio-demographic characteristics, long-term side effects, and quality of life was collected with questionnaires.

ResultsOf the 223 cancer survivors response rate 87 %, 71 % were employed. Of the cancer survivors who tried to obtain insurance, 6 % reported problems with obtaining health care insurance, 62 % with life insurance, and 16 % with a mortgage. In a multivariate logistic regression analysis, higher age OR 1.07, CI 1.02–1.11, higher level of fatigue OR 1.07, CI 1.01–1.14, and lower educational level OR 3.22, CI 1.46–7.09 were associated with not having employment. Employment was associated with higher quality of life.

ConclusionsMany thyroid cancer survivors face problems when obtaining a life insurance, and older, fatigued, and lower educated thyroid cancer survivors may be at risk for not having employment.

KeywordsThyroid cancer Cancer survivorship Work Employment Population-based study O. Husson—Formally at Center of Research on Psychology in Somatic Diseases, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

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Autor: S. J. Tamminga - U. Bültmann - O. Husson - J. L. P. Kuijpens - M. H. W. Frings-Dresen - A. G. E. M. de Boer

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