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Table 5 Participants’ satisfaction with the tailored RTW program

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

Topics regarding the “Preparation for RTW 1 and 2” parts of the program Participants (N=63) a
 Satisfaction (score range 1–5) b Mean (SD)
  To what extent are you satisfied with:
   -Working with the re-integration coach 4.4 (0.8)
   -Drawing up the RTW plan 4.2 (0.8)
   -Program delivered by the re-integration coach (including themes) 4.2 (0.9)
   -Drawing up a work profile in preparation for RTW 4.0 (1.0)
   -Referral to a professional for physical rehabilitation care 4.2 (0.8)
   -Referral to a professional for psychological rehabilitation care 3.9 (0.9)
 Overall satisfaction score “Preparation for RTW part 1 and 2” 4.2 (0.2)
  Experience statements “Preparation for RTW part 1 and 2” (score range 1–5) c Mean (SD)
   -The RTW plan fit well with my wishes and needs for support 3.8 (1.0)
   -The physical intensity of the program was all right 3.9 (1.0)
   -The psychological intensity of the program was all right 3.8 (1.0)
   -The duration of this part of the program was all right 3.3 (1.3)
 Overall experience score “Preparation for RTW part 1 and 2” 3.7 (0.3)
 Additional questions regarding steps “Preparation for RTW part 1 and 2” N (%)
  To what extent did you have confidence in the re-integration coach?
   -I had full confidence 27 (60.0)
   -I had reasonable confidence 16 (35.6)
   -I had little confidence 1 (2.2)
   -I had no confidence 1 (2.2)
  What did you think of the amount of time spent in this part of the program?
   -It was the right amount of time 27 (61.4)
   -It took up a lot of time 5 (11.4)
   -It didn’t take up a lot of time 12 (27.3)
  What do you think of the amount of time invested and the returned benefits of participating in this part of the program?
   -It cost me little time and gained me a lot 21 (46.7)
   -It cost me much time and gained me a lot 6 (13.3)
   -It cost me little time and gained me little 13 (28.9)
   -It cost me much time and gained me little 5 (11.1)
  To what extent was it useful for you to participate in this part of the program?
   -Very useful 32 (71.1)
   -Reasonably useful 9 (20.0)
   -Neutral 1 (2.2)
   -Not so useful 2 (4.4)
   -Not at all useful 1 (2.2)
Topics regarding the “RTW” part of the program
  Experience statements (score range 1–5) c Mean (SD)
   -The offered jobs fit well with my wishes and needs for RTW 2.9 (1.1)
   -By working in the job that was offered, I feel that I can make it in the labour market 2.5 (1.1)
 Combined experience score “RTW” 2.7 (0.3)
 Additional questions regarding the RTW part of the program N (%)
  To what extent did you have confidence in the job hunting officers?
   -I had full confidence 6 (30.0)
   -I had reasonable confidence 10 (50.0)
   -I had little confidence 3 (15.0)
   -I had no confidence 1 (5.0)
  To what extent are you satisfied with working in the jobs offered:
   -Very satisfied 0 (0.0)
   -Satisfied 2 (10.0)
   -Neutral 12 (60.0)
   -Dissatisfied 2 (10.0)
   -Very dissatisfied 4 (20.0)
  To what extent was the work easy to combine with other activities in your life?
   -It was easily combined 14 (70.0)
   -It was not easily combined 6 (30.0)
  What do you think of the amount of time invested and the returned benefits of participating in this part of the program?
   -It cost me little time and gained me a lot 1 (5.0)
   -It cost me much time and gained me a lot 3 (15.0)
   -It cost me little time and gained me little 8 (40.0)
   -It cost me much time and gained me little 8 (40.0)
  To what extent was it useful for you to participate in these steps of the program?
   -Very useful 4(20.0)
   -Reasonably useful 4 (20.0)
   -Neutral 8 (40.0)
   -Not so useful 3 (15.0)
   -Not at all useful 1 (5.0)
  Overall, if you reflect on the complete RTW program, would you recommend this program to someone else in your situation?
   -Certainly 29 (49.2)
   -Probably 14 (23.7)
   -Maybe 10 (16.9)
   -Unlikely 2 (3.4)
   -Certainly not 4 (6.8)
  1. aTotal N may vary per question, as some parts of the program were optional, and some participants didn’t continue the program or did not return the questionnaire. Percentages for each question were calculated based on the number of participants that completed the question; bA higher score reflects a higher level of satisfaction; cA higher score reflects a higher level of agreement with the statement
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