Navigation Links
Web tool aims to improve the workplace for breast cancer survivors
Date:9/13/2011

In a paper to be presented at the upcoming HFES 55th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, human factors/ergonomics researchers will describe WISE, a Web-based tool for breast cancer survivors designed to reduce work disabilities and improve employment outcomes.

Those who have beaten breast cancer comprise the largest population of cancer survivors in the United States. Many return to the workplace after treatment, but symptoms and long-term side effects can impact their ability to do their work. However, the good news is that very simple strategies can address these issues.

In the presentation "Improving Employment Outcomes of Breast Cancer Survivors: Development of a Web-Based Educational and Decision Support Tool," authors Mary Sesto and colleagues explain how the WISE (Work ability Improvement through Symptom management and Ergonomic education) system can help survivors manage their symptoms, identify ergonomic workplace problems and risks, and implement workplace changes.

WISE users answer general screening questions about work-related activities and complete a checklist of specific work tasks, problems, and current symptoms (e.g., fatigue, pain). WISE provides users with tailored information on ergonomic changes they can make to increase their comfort in the workplace, along with tips for alleviating their symptoms.

"No effective intervention exists to improve employment outcomes following any cancer diagnosis, including breast cancer," says Sesto. "There was a need to develop an interdisciplinary resource that provides customized information and decision support tools on how to effectively manage some of the problems that people may encounter in the workplace during and following cancer treatment. In our preliminary testing, both employers and survivors found the information in WISE to be helpful."

Sesto hopes that WISE will help not only survivors who have returned to the workplace but also the roughly 30
'/>"/>

Contact: Lois Smith
lois@hfes.org
310-394-1811
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Protecting Heart May Improve Erectile Dysfunction
2. Insulin Spray May Improve Alzheimers Symptoms
3. Researchers focus on secondary stroke prevention after study reveals room for improvement
4. Linking Pharmacies With Doctors Offices Can Improve Med Adherence: Study
5. Concurrent chemo and radiation therepy improves long-term survival for inoperable stage III lung cancer
6. Harvard School of Public Health awarded $12 million grant to improve global maternal health
7. Ultrasound improves stem cell transplants
8. Simulation training in obstetric clerkship improves medical students examination scores
9. Parents need an attitude adjustment to improve their childrens homework motivation
10. ESC pilot registry in heart failure reflects improvement in chronic disease
11. UCLA memory fitness program improves memory abilities of oldest adults
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2015)... (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 The 1975 ... toured almost constantly across the globe to theaters, festivals and ... in Manchester, they’ve partnered with their label, Dirty Hit Records, ... Teaming up with the newly launched Cadence & Cause ... their debut LP on vinyl and a signed photo card. ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... April 24, 2015 Lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com has released ... low cost auto insurance for senior citizens . ... but this does not mean that they cannot find ... senior drivers can find the right coverage for their ... brokerage website like http://lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com/ provides free leads ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Integrative Therapeutics has introduced two new supplements focused ... A unique combination of herbs and nutrients, including ... apart from other antioxidant supplements. This formula relies ... versus the use of single or sequential compounds ... Alpha-Glycosyl Isoquercitrin, and Coenzyme Q10 with Setria® Glutathione. ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... With years of experience providing consumer ... to be partnered with a veterinary college where veterinary ... This partnership has brought new payment options for families ... providing an in-house payment plan for many years, the ... to increase financing options available to avoid having to ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015 IntelliSoft Group, LLC, a ... contract management software, featured IntelliCred Version 14.2 during ... Annual Educational Conference (IAMSS) on April 23-24 ... Brook, Illinois. , Notable improvements available in IntelliSoft’s ... , Contract Linking: A new Contract Connection ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Internationally Recognized British Indie Rock Outfit The 1975 Partner with Cadence & Cause to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Those in Need 2Health News:Low Cost Auto Insurance Quotes for Senior Citizens 2Health News:Integrative Therapeutics Introduces Two ProThrivers™ Wellness Supplements with Specialty Ingredients from Kyowa Hakko USA 2Health News:Integrative Therapeutics Introduces Two ProThrivers™ Wellness Supplements with Specialty Ingredients from Kyowa Hakko USA 3Health News:Integrative Therapeutics Introduces Two ProThrivers™ Wellness Supplements with Specialty Ingredients from Kyowa Hakko USA 4Health News:University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Teams with UGA 2Health News:IntelliSoft Group Version 14.2 of IntelliCred featured at the Illinois Association of Medical Staff Services Annual Educational Conference 2
... ... American Society of Pain Educators to pursue publishing and teaching opportunities. , ... (PRWEB) April 16, 2010 -- ... education and producers of PAINWeek ( www.painweek.org ) — the national conference ...
... ... take advantage of the Home Buyer Tax Credit before April 30th by having 100 new homes ... tours on their newly redesigned website allows potential home buyers to save time while they seek ... ...
... A class of brain tumor that tends to emerge in ... identified by examining DNA methylation of a specific set of ... Cancer Center and colleagues with The Cancer Genome Atlas report ... national research group discovered that hypermethylation is a defining aspect ...
... Study found boys went for cars and trucks, while girls chose ... may want their girls to grow up to be astronauts and ... care and housework duties, but a new study suggests certain stereotypical ... When presented with seven different toys, boys as young as 9 ...
... find , THURSDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Many people ... aware of it or don,t seek medical treatment for more ... researchers analyzed data from 1,000 patients, average age 73, who ... A TIA -- often called by the misnomer "mini-stroke" ...
... from yeast to rodents to humans all benefit from cutting ... even triple lifespan. It,s not yet clear just how much ... practice the strict diet hope to survive past 100 years ... edition of Science , nutrition and longevity researchers at ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:B. Eliot Cole, MD, Steps Down as Executive VP at Aventine Healthsciences and Executive Director of American Society of Pain Educators 2Health News:B. Eliot Cole, MD, Steps Down as Executive VP at Aventine Healthsciences and Executive Director of American Society of Pain Educators 3Health News:Ivory Homes Plans Ahead for the April 30th Home Buyer Tax Credit Deadline with 100 New Homes Ready for Quick Purchase 2Health News:Ivory Homes Plans Ahead for the April 30th Home Buyer Tax Credit Deadline with 100 New Homes Ready for Quick Purchase 3Health News:Molecular discovery points to new therapies for brain tumors 2Health News:Molecular discovery points to new therapies for brain tumors 3Health News:Even 9-Month-Olds Choose 'Gender-Specific' Toys 2Health News:Even 9-Month-Olds Choose 'Gender-Specific' Toys 3Health News:Most People Unaware They've Had a Minor Stroke 2Health News:Perhaps a longer lifespan, certainly a longer 'health span' 2Health News:Perhaps a longer lifespan, certainly a longer 'health span' 3
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ... of the "Lab Accessories Market by ... Station) & End User (OEM/Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical ... 2020" report to their offering. ... expected to reach $504.7 million by 2020 ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI ) today announced that ... facility to $120 million from $50 million.  The amended ... company to increase borrowings by a total of up ... commitments from existing lenders or new lending institutions.  The ... 2018.   "The amended credit facility, together ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... CHICAGO, Ill. , April 24, 2015  AbbVie ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its New ... company,s, all-oral, interferon-free, two direct-acting antiviral treatment of ombitasvir, ... for the treatment of adults with chronic genotype 4 ... regimen is the first all-oral, interferon-free therapy being evaluated ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Lab Accessories Market Report 2015-2020 - Label Printer/ Pipette tips/ Pumps/Microplate/Reagent Reservoir/Valve/Tubing/Wash Station 2Global Lab Accessories Market Report 2015-2020 - Label Printer/ Pipette tips/ Pumps/Microplate/Reagent Reservoir/Valve/Tubing/Wash Station 3Lannett Expands Revolving Credit Facility To $120 Million 2U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 2U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 3U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 4U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 5U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 6U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 7
... have proven that the management of diabetes in ... levels is the most effective way to reduce ... aimed at maintaining or improving a diabetes patients ... costly. , ,These have been the guiding ...
... about insulin dosages and other medication, about ... by data from blood glucose tests and ... that can be seen by you and ... is presented in organized and graphical formats. ...
... Green Photocoagulator - Portable and rugged solid-state ... clinic, and operating room. Built to high-duty ... the most demanding environments, the Novus Verdi ... A full line of accessories for private ...
The ring maintains the bag tension avoiding the development of posterior capsule pleats. It is also established to compensate the efforts induced during the bag retraction....
Medicine Products: