Return to Work and Quality of Life in Disease-Free Adult Patients with Soft-Tissue and Bone Sarcoma of the Extremity

Kollár, Attila; Müller, Sabrina; Limacher, Andreas; Briner, Irene; Klenke, Frank; Bernhard, Jürg (2021). Return to Work and Quality of Life in Disease-Free Adult Patients with Soft-Tissue and Bone Sarcoma of the Extremity. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 110(1), pp. 22-29. Hogrefe 10.1024/1661-8157/a003592

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Treatment of extremital sarcoma patients may be associated with significant functional disabilities and psychosocial distress affecting return to work (RtW) and quality of life (QoL). In this exploratory study we prospectively investigated the RtW rate, explored biomedical and psychosocial predictors of RtW, and compared generic QoL with Swiss population norms. Forty people (89 %) returned to work. Full-time employment before sarcoma diagnosis, high educational level, and low tumor grade showed an increased probability of RtW. The median age was lower in patients who returned to work, and they reported less fear of progression. Generic QoL (SF-36) was reduced in almost all dimensions when compared to a normative Swiss population. Physical functioning and fear of progression have to be addressed in the rehabilitation process.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Medical Oncology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > CTU Bern

UniBE Contributor:

Kollár, Attila; Limacher, Andreas; Klenke, Frank M. and Bernhard, Jürg

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1661-8165

Publisher:

Hogrefe

Language:

German

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

12 Jan 2021 18:46

Last Modified:

16 Jan 2021 14:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/1661-8157/a003592

PubMed ID:

33406937

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Lebensqualität Progressionsangst Sarcoma Sarcome Sarkom Wiederaufnahme der Arbeit fear of progression peur de la progression quality of life qualité de vie reprise du travail return to work

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/151206

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/151206

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