The labour market, psychosocial outcomes and health conditions in cancer survivors: protocol for a nationwide longitudinal survey 2 and 5 years after cancer diagnosis (the VICAN survey).
Bottom Line: Analyses will be conducted on various outcomes: quality of life, health status and psychosocial conditions, with a particular focus on the impact of cancer diagnosis on the labour market.The methodology of the VICAN survey was approved by three national ethics commissions.Results of the study will be disseminated through national and international research conferences, and in articles published in international peer-reviewed journals.
Affiliation: INSERM, UMR912 "Economics and Social Sciences Applied to Health & Analysis of Medical Information" (SESSTIM), Marseille, France Aix Marseille University, UMR_S912, IRD, Marseille, France.Show MeSH
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Mentions: Among the 16 429 patients initially contacted, 6529 returned the signed informed consent form (figure 1). Patient eligibility was evaluated using three sources: a very brief questionnaire completed by patients and returned with their consent, SNIIR-AM data and the medical survey. In this context, among the 6529 individuals who provided signed informed consent, 1653 were excluded because of non-eligibility. Similarly, among the 9900 individuals who did not return the consent form, 1750 were identified as non-eligible. Consequently, of the 8279 individuals whose eligibility or non-eligibility could be ascertained, only 58.9% were effectively eligible (55.1% and 63.6% among those aged 53–82 and aged 18–52 at diagnosis, respectively). The proportion of eligible people was markedly lower than expected, especially among those aged 53–82 at diagnosis.
Affiliation: INSERM, UMR912 "Economics and Social Sciences Applied to Health & Analysis of Medical Information" (SESSTIM), Marseille, France Aix Marseille University, UMR_S912, IRD, Marseille, France.