KWF / Alpe D’HuZes grant for researchers Societal Participation & Health

SP&H researchers receive KWF / Alpe D’HuZes grant for “Individual placement and support (IPS) for unemployed and work disabled cancer survivors”

The Dutch Cancer Society (KWF Kankerbestrijding) / Alpe D’HuZes granted the project “Individual placement and support (IPS) for unemployed and work disabled cancer survivors”, by APH-SP&H researchers Angela de Boer, Saskia Duijts, Allard van der Beek, Pieter Coenen and Michiel Greidanus. The researchers used SP&H funding for writing this successful proposal.

The aim of the project is to develop an Individual Placement and Support (IPS) intervention, tailored to cancer survivors experiencing unemployment or work disability, and to evaluate its (cost-)effectiveness on paid employment re-entry.

The multidisciplinary, tailored intervention will be based on IPS principles and will be provided by job recruiters and job coaches who are specifically instructed to guide cancer survivors. The (cost-) effectiveness of this IPS intervention will be evaluated in a randomised controlled trial with a follow-up of 12 months.

With this grant the project will be executed by a Postdoc and a PhD student.

For more information please contact Pieter Coenen.