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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of CSs with job loss who participated in the intervention group of the RCT

From: Offering a tailored return to work program to cancer survivors with job loss: a process evaluation

Variable Categories Participants (N = 85)
Mean (SD)
Age in years   47.9 (8.5)
   N (%)a
Gender Male 24 (28)
Female 61 (72)
Level of education None/primary/lower vocational education 12 (14)
Secondary school 18 (21)
Vocational education/upper secondary school 32 (38)
Upper vocational education/ university 23 (27)
Marital status Living alone 17 (21)
Married 43 (52)
Living together 12 (15)
Divorced/widowed 11 (13)
Having children No 30 (35)
Yes 55 (65)
(non-)Dutch nationality Dutch 77 (91)
Non-Dutch 8 (9)
Principal wage earner No 39 (46)
Yes 46 (54)
Type of sector previous job Blue collar 7 (8)
White collar 27 (33)
Civil servant 26 (31)
Health care worker 23 (28)
Type of employment contract prior to loss of employment Fixed employment contract 25 (30)
Temporary employment 47 (57)
Temporary agency work contract 10 (12)
Other type of contract 1 (1)
Previous job demands Psychological and physical 27 (33)
Mainly psychological 36 (43)
Mainly physical 20 (24)
Tumor type Breast 30 (35)
Lung 1 (1)
Gynecological 4 (5)
Colon 10 (12)
Gastro-intestinal 6 (7)
Head and neck 2 (2)
Skin/ melanoma 0 (0)
Prostate 2 (2)
Hematological 12 (14)
Brain 1 (1)
Other type of cancer 14 (17)
Cancer recurrence 3 (4)
Treatment modalities No treatment 2 (2)
Surgery 64 (75)
Radiotherapy 32 (38)
Chemotherapy 52 (61)
Hormone therapy 19 (25)
Immunotherapy 8 (9)
Other type of treatment 5 (6)
Declared free of disease No 28 (33)
Yes 57 (67)
Comorbidity No 44 (52)
Yes 41 (48)
   Mean (SD)
Work ability (0–10) 4.7 (2.1)
  1. aN and calculated percentages may approach or exceed the total N and 100 % because of missing values or rounding differences
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