The role of depression and other psychological factors in work ability among breast cancer survivors in Australia

Seon-Young Kim, David W. Kissane, Gary Richardson, Jenny Senior, Joanna Morgan, Peter Gregory, Sarah Birks, Corinne Ooi, Lara Lipton, Yoland Antill, Melissa Vereker, Natasha Michael, Irene Bobevski

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Objective: Identifying modifiable factors affecting work ability among cancer survivors is important. The primary aim of the present study was to examine the effects of depression and related psychological factors on work ability among breast cancer survivors in Australia. Methods: In this cross-sectional electronic and postal survey, Australian breast cancer survivors were investigated. Work status and conditions before and after cancer treatment were analysed. Work ability was measured using the Work Limitation Questionnaire

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-175
Number of pages9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022


  • breast cancer
  • demoralisation
  • depression
  • oncology
  • psycho-oncology
  • rehabilitation
  • return to work
  • work ability

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