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Motoi, Nozomi Graduate School of Medical Sciences Major in Health Sciences, Tottori University
Ooshima, Asami Department of Women’s & Children’s Family Nursing, School of Health Science Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University Researchers DB KAKEN
Suzuki, Yasue Department of Women’s & Children’s Family Nursing, School of Health Science Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University Researchers DB KAKEN
Sasaki, Kumiko Department of Women’s & Children’s Family Nursing, School of Health Science Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University Researchers DB KAKEN
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Background: Increasing cancer screening rates among working-age populations and providing employment support for employees with cancer are issues that need to be addressed in Japan. Therefore, this study aimed to clarify the situation regarding cancer screening promotion and employment support for employees with cancer at business establishments and the support they seek from medical professionals regarding these issues. Methods: This survey covered 1,058 business establishments and included the following items: attributes of the business establishments, cancer screening rate, support for employees to promote cancer screening, support sought by business establishments from medical professionals to promote cancer screening, presence of employees with cancer, support programs for employees with cancer, awareness of the resources available for employment support for employees with cancer, difficulties in supporting employees with cancer in the workplace, and support sought by business establishments from medical professionals in providing employment support for employees with cancer. Data analysis was primarily conducted using summary statistics. Results: This study included 153 establishments. The median cancer screening rate ranged from 50.00 to 99.15. Employee support for promoting cancer screening ranged from approximately 30% to 40% for “ensuring time for screening” and from 20% to 30% for “providing full subsidies for cancer screening cost.” The median screening rate for breast and cervical cancers was 50.00, and support for promoting screening was less than 30% for each. Business establishments sought support from medical professionals regarding cancer and study sessions on cancer prevention to promote cancer screening. Regarding support systems for employees with cancer, 49.7% of the establishments offered sickness benefits, and 42.5% offered paid leave on an hourly basis. Less than 10% were aware of the websites provided by public organizations regarding employment support for patients with cancer. Approximately 50% of the establishments reported difficulties regarding treatment policies and duration uncertainties. Conclusion: Business establishments sought the provision of relevant knowledge and specific information to increase cancer screening rates and provide employment support for employees with cancer. Furthermore, this study suggests that employees with cancer need to manage the information they provide their establishments.
Tottori University Medical Press
Yonago Acta Medica
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Yonago Acta Medica
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Yonago Acta Medica. 2023, 66(1), 129-145. doi10.33160/yam.2023.02.015
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