Affinity Health at Work


Recent Peer Reviewed Academic Journal Articles


Munir, F., Yarker, J., Hicks, B. & Donaldson-Feilder, E. (2012). Returning Employees Back to Work: Developing a measure for supervisors to support return to work (SSRW). Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 22, 196-208.

Bains, M., Munir, F., Yarker, J., Bowley, D., Thomas, A., Armitage, N. & Steward, W. (2012). The impact of colorectal cancer and self-efficacy beliefs on work ability and employment status: A longitudinal study. European Journal of Cancer Care.

Bains, M., Yarker, J., Amir, Z., Wynn, P. & Munir, F. (2012). Helping cancer survivors return to work: What providers tell us about the challenges in assisting cancer patients with work questions. journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 22, 71-77.


Bains, M., Munir, F., Yarker, J., Steward, W., & Thomas, A. (2011). Return to work guidance and support for colorectal cancer patients: A feasibility study. Cancer Nursing, 34, 1-12.

Munir, F., Kalawsky, K.E.A., Lawrence, C., Yarker, J., Haslam, C.O. & Ahmed, S (2011). Cognitive intervention for breast cancer patients undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy: A needs analysis. Cancer Nursing, 24, 385-392. 


Yarker, J., Munir, F., Bains, M., Kalawsky, K.E.A., & Haslam, C.O. (2010). The role of communication and suport in return to work following cancer-related absence. Psycho-Oncology, 19, 1078-1085.

Munir, F., Burrows, J., Yarker, J., Kalaweky, K.E.A., & Bains, M. (2010). Women's perceptions of chemotherapy-induced cognitive side effects on work ability: A focus group study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19,  9-10.

Lewis, R., Yarker, J., Donaldson-Feilder, E., Flaxman, P., & Munir, F. (2010). Using a competency-based approach to identify the management behaviours required to manage workplace stress in nursing: A critical incident study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47, 307-313


Bains, M., Munir, F., Yarker, J., Bowley, D.M., Armitage, N.C.M (2009). Exploring the role of self-efficacy in work outcomes of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer, Psycho-oncology, 18. 322-332.

Munir, F., Khan, H.T.A., Yarker, J., Haslam, C.O., Long, H., Bains, M., & Kalawsky, K. (2009). Self-management of health-behaviours among older and younger workers with chronic illness. Patient Education and Counseling, 77, 109-115.

Munir, F., MacKay, C., Yarker, J., Haslam, C.O., Kazi, A & Cooper, L. (2009). Back, but not better: Ongoing mental health hampers return to work outcomes. Occupational Health at Work, 5, 17-20.

Munir, F., Randall, R., Yarker, J. & Neilsen, K. (2009) The influence of employer support on employee management of chronic health conditions at work.  Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 19,  333-334.

Munir, F., Yarker, J., & McDermott, H. (2009). Employment and the common cancers: correlates of work ability during or following cancer treatment. Occupational Medicine, 59, 381-389.

Nielsen, K., Yarker, J., Randall, R., & Munir, F. (2009). The mediating effects of team and self-efficacy on the relationship between transformational leadership and job satisfaction and psychological well-being in healthcare professionals: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46, 1236-1244.

Yarker, J. & Lewis, R (2009). Srtess management issues in general practice. General Practice Update, July/August 2009.


Munir, F., Yarker J., & Haslam C. (2008). Sickness absence management: encouraging attendance or risk-taking presenteeism in employees with chronic illness?. Disability and Rehabilitation, 30, 19, 1461-1472

Nielsen, K., Randall, R., Yarker, J., & Brenner, S-O. (2008). The effects of transformational leadership on followers' perceived work characteristics and psychological well-being: A longitudinal study Work & Stress, Volume 22 Issue 1, 16

Nielsen, K., Yarker, J., Brenner, S., Randall, R., & Borg, V. (2008). The importance of transformational leadership style for the well-being of employees working with older people. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 63(5), 465-475


Kennedy, F., Haslam, C., Munir, F. & Pryce, J. (2007). Return to work following breast cancer: a qualitative exploratory study into the experience of returning to work following cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care, 16,17-25.

Munir, F., Yarker J., Haslam, C., Long, H., Leka, S., Griffiths, A., & Cox, S. (2007) Work factors related to psychological and health-related distress among employees with chronic illnesses. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation,17 (2), 259-277.

Munir, F., Yarker, J., & Haslam C. (2007). Use of prescribed medication at work in employees with chronic illness. Occupational Medicine, 57, 480-487

Pryce, J., Munir, F. & Haslam, C., (2007). Cancer survivorship and work: Symptoms, supervisor response, co-worker disclosure and work adjustment. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 17 (1), 83-92.

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