- de Jong M , Tamminga SJ, van Es RJJ, Frings-Dresen MHW, de Boer AGEM, The quality of working life questionnaire for cancer survivors (QWLQ-CS): factorial structure, internal consistency, construct validity and reproducibility. BMC CANCER 2018;18 (1):66 [PubMed]
- Zaman AGNM, Tytgat KMAJ, Klinkenbijl JHG, Frings-Dresen MHW, de Boer AGEM, Design of a multicentre randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a tailored clinical support intervention to enhance return to work for gastrointestinal cancer patients. BMC CANCER 2016;16:303 [PubMed]
- Rottenberg Y, Ratzon NZ, Cohen M, Hubert A, Uziely B, de Boer AGEM, Unemployment risk at 2 and 4 years following colorectal cancer diagnosis: a population based study. EUR J CANCER 2016;69:70-76 [PubMed]
- de Boer AGEM, Taskila TK, Tamminga SJ, Feuerstein M, Frings-Dresen MHW, Verbeek JH, Interventions to enhance return-to-work for cancer patients. COCHRANE DB SYST REV 2015;2015 (9):CD007569 [PubMed]
- Aaronson NK, Mattioli V, Minton O, Weis J, Johansen C, Dalton SO, Verdonck-de Leeuw IM, Stein KD, Alfano CM, Mehnert A, de Boer A, van de Poll-Franse LV, Beyond treatment - Psychosocial and behavioural issues in cancer survivorship research and practice. EJC SUPPL 2014;12 (1):54-64 [PubMed]
Chronic disease and work
The research line aims to improve work functioning and to prevent unemployment in patients with a chronic disease or with chronic symptoms as a result of a disease with specific emphasis on cancer patients.
The focus is on three aspects: 1) Getting insight in the work situation, quality of working life and career pathways of employees with a chronic disease; 2) Identifying risk factors for unemployment and diminished work functioning; 3) Developing and evaluating evidence-based interventions to support employment, re-integration and work functioning in employees with a chronic disease.
Research is conducted both within the curative sector into employees returning to work or employees who have returned to work but are experiencing work-related problems and within companies of employees with a chronic disease. Interventions to support employment, re-integration and work functioning in employees with a chronic disease involve support by health care professionals including nurses, occupational physicians and medical specialists and e-health interventions. Research is further focused on questionnaire construction, meta-analyses and guideline development.
Dr. A.G.E.M. de Boer
Prof. dr. C.A.M. van Bennekom (Heliomare)
Dr. E.J. Boezeman
Prof. dr. M.H.W. Frings-Dresen
Dr. J.L. Hoving BSc MSc PhD
Dr. K. Nieuwenhuijsen
Prof. dr. J.K. Sluiter †
Dr. S.J. Tamminga PhD
Dr. S.J. Vermeulen MD
Prof. dr. H. Wind (UWV)
Prof. dr. M.H.W. Frings-Dresen (Occupational Diseases; Etiology and prevention of work-related diseases)
- Board of directors / Trustees / Supervisory board, Chair: EU-funded COST network CANWON with researchers and patient organisations
- Member, Member of the Working Group of Employment and Occupational Issues of the Scientific Committee of the second French National Survey on Cancer Survivors (INCa: Institut National du Cancer)
- Member, Member of the European Collaborative Group on Cancer Survivorship (ECGCS)
- Membership of medical or scientific committee, Work Disability Prevention and Integration, Scientific Committe
- Membership of medical or scientific committee, MacMillan Cancer Fund UK
- Contribution to guidelines and protocols, Kanker en Werk
- Contribution to training of professionals, University of Amsterdam
- Deloitte Consulting B.V.
- Europese Unie
- KWF Kankerbestrijding
- Ministerie van SZW
- Stichting Instituut GAK