Work Ability in Young Adult Cancer Survivors
To document levels of labor force participation, occupation, educational attainment, and financial toxicity following cancer treatment in YA cancer survivors aged 25-34 years.
- Cancer Survivor
- Eligible Ages
- Between 25 Years and 34 Years
- Eligible Genders
- Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- >= 2 to < 10 years post-cancer diagnosis (per diagnostic pathology report) - Diagnosed with first cancer (any type except types listed in
below) at age >= 15 years - Ability to understand and willingness to sign a written informed consent document - Must be able to read and understand English Exclusion Criteria: - Currently receiving active cancer treatment (acceptable to be on maintenance or hormonal therapies) - Life expectancy less than 6 months - Precancerous or pre invasive conditions (myelodysplastic syndrome; carcinoma in situ; non-melanoma skin cancer) without progression to malignancy without another prior primary cancer diagnosis; (those who have had these conditions may participate IF they have a primary cancer diagnosis) - Non-Hispanic Whites (effective 11/01/2018)
- Study Type
- Observational Model
- Time Perspective
|Observational||Participants complete a Current Medical Conditions Form, the CogState web-based cognitive assessment, and a Self-Report Questionnaire administration over 45-60 minutes containing measures of work ability and other work-related measures, cognitive, physical, and psychosocial symptoms, and characteristics of workplace environment. Self-report measures of individual and family characteristics, resources, and demands are also included.||
- Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Study ContactTammy Vogler, RN
This observational, cross-sectional study will recruit 220 analyzable YA survivors through the Wake Forest National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Base (WF NCORP RB). Data will be collected using a web-based interface and will capture physical, psychosocial and cognitive late effects; work ability; work-related outcomes, including labor force participation, occupation, work place characteristics, and educational attainment; survivor characteristics; and cancer diagnosis/treatment information (from clinical records). We will evaluate the relationships among these measures using the theoretical framework to guide statistical analysis.