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)

Anne Deborah Bouhnik*, Marc Karim Bendiane, Sebastien Cortaredona, Luis Sagaon Teyssier, Dominique Rey, Cyril Berenger, Valerie Seror, Patrick Peretti-Watel, Thomas Aparicio, Emmanuel Babin, François Beck, Robert Benamouzig, Dominique Bessette, Philippe Jean Bousquet, Marie Claude Cabanel-Gicquel, Marianick Cavallini-Lambert, Michèle Chantry, Claire Chauvet, Véronique Danguy, Michel DorvalJean Baptiste Herbet, Laetitia Huiart, Xavier Joutard, Anne Gaëlle Le Corroller-Soriano, Julien Mancini, Mégane Meresse, Jean François Morere, Herman Nabi, Alain Paraponaris, Marie Preau, Christel Protiere, Frédérique Retornaze, Benoit Riandey, Luis Sagaon-Teyssier, Aurélia Tison, Archana Singh-Manoux, Catherine Thieblemont, Pierre Verger

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Abstract

Introduction: Today, a growing need exists for greater research into cancer survivorship, focusing on different spheres of the day-to-day life of diagnosed patients. This article describes the design and implementation of VICAN (VIe après le CANcer), a national survey on French cancer survivors. Method and analysis: The target population included patients aged 18-82, diagnosed with cancer between January and June 2010, and registered in one of the three main French Health Insurance Schemes. It was restricted to 12 tumour sites. Sampling was stratified using a non-proportional allocation, based on age at diagnosis (18-52 and 53-82) and tumour site. Data were collected from telephone interviews with patients 2 and 5 years after diagnosis, a medical survey completed by the physician who initiated cancer treatment, and information from the national medicoadministrative database on reimbursement data and hospital discharge records. First data collection, 2 years after diagnosis, occurred between March and December 2012. Second data collection, 5 years after diagnosis, will be conducted in 2015. 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 variety of measurements included in the survey will enable us to control a wide range of factors. Ethics and dissemination: 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.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere005971
JournalBMJ Open
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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