Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2018 Nov;27(4):203-214. 10.5807/kjohn.2018.27.4.203.

Factors Influencing Quality of Working Life of Cancer Survivors after Return to the Workplace

Affiliations
  • 1Graduate Student, College of Nursing, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea.
  • 2Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea. 11578@kmu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing the quality of working life of cancer survivors (QWL-CS) after return to the workplace.
METHODS
Data were collected from 154 cancer survivors from May 16 to June 23, 2018. Participants were selected as candidates from two different hospitals in the metropolitan area and snowball sampling was used in parallel. The data were analyzed by SPSS 21.0 using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and stepwise multiple linear regression.
RESULTS
Mean score of QWL-CS was 4.39±0.59. QWL-CS was negatively correlated with fatigue, and job stress: however, it was positively correlated with workplace spirituality. The factor that had the greatest influence on the QWL-CS was job stress (β=−.36, p < .001), followed by fatigue (β=−.35, p < .001), workplace spirituality (β=.35, p < .001), number of currently cancer treatment (β=−.15, p=.009), and number of children (β=.12, p=.031). The explanatory power of models was 54%.
CONCLUSION
Effective and practical intervention programs for increasing the quality of working life are required to be provided to cancer survivors after return to the workplace in accordance with job stress, fatigue, workplace spirituality, and general characteristics of cancer survivors such as number of currently cancer treatments and number of children.

Keyword

Quality of working life; Cancer survivors; Fatigue; Job stress; Workplace spirituality

MeSH Terms

Child
Fatigue
Humans
Linear Models
Spirituality
Survivors*
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