Supporting prostate cancer research

Exploring men’s experiences and needs regarding vocational rehabilitation, work and retirement after prostate cancer diagnosis.

Dr Vanette McLennan, Menzies Health Institute Queensland and Griffith University

Previous research has found that returning to work after a cancer diagnosis can improve people’s quality of life and psychological wellbeing, while also lessening the economic burden associated with the diagnosis. However, there is limited understanding of the employment-related experiences and needs of men with prostate cancer. We know from previous studies that some men with prostate cancer experience difficulties with returning to work and maintaining their work roles and hours.

This study involved the completion of an online survey about the barriers and facilitators to employment and how these may have impacted on return to work or early retirement after prostate cancer. There were also questions regarding mental and sexual health to help us understand their impact on return to work. This study intended to provide valuable information toward improving vocational support and services for men with prostate cancer.

Ethics approval has been granted through the Griffith University Human Research Ethics Committee (GU HREC Ref: 2018/709).

This study is no longer recruiting participants.

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