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Erratum to: Symptom attributions in patients with colorectal cancer

  • Line Flytkjær Jensen1, 2Email author,
  • Line Hvidberg1, 2,
  • Anette Fischer Pedersen1 and
  • Peter Vedsted1
Contributed equally
BMC Family Practice201516:127

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-015-0338-2

Received: 7 September 2015

Accepted: 8 September 2015

Published: 5 October 2015

Unfortunately, the original version of this article [1] contained an error. The original article was published containing the following paragraph in the abstract “Patients who experienced ‘blood in stool’ as the most important symptom were more likely to attribute this to cancer (PR ad 1.90, 95 % CI 1.43–2.54) and benign somatic causes (PR ad 1.33, 95 % CI 1.02–1.72), such as haemorrhoids, compared to patients who did not perceive this symptom as the most important. Socio-demographic characteristics were also associated with symptom attribution. Patients with higher educational levels were less likely to attribute their most important symptom to psychological causes (PR ad 0.57, 95 % CI 0.35–0.94) than patients with lower educational levels. Patients with rectal cancer attributed their most important symptom to a benign somatic cause more often than patients with colon cancer (PR ad 1.39, 95 % CI 1.07–1.80).”

This should have read “Patients who experienced ‘blood in stool’ as the most important symptom were more likely to attribute this to cancer (PR ad 1.94, 95 % CI 1.46-2.58) and benign somatic causes (PR ad 1.36, 95 % CI 1.05–1.76), such as haemorrhoids, compared to patients who did not perceive this symptom as the most important. Socio-demographic characteristics were also associated with symptom attribution. Patients with higher educational levels were less likely to attribute their most important symptom to psychological causes (PR ad 0.57, 95 % CI 0.34–0.96) than patients with lower educational levels. Patients with rectal cancer attributed their most important symptom to a benign somatic cause more often than patients with colon cancer (PR ad 1.34, 95 % CI 1.02–1.77).”

This has now been corrected in the original article.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Research Centre for Cancer Diagnosis in Primary Care (CaP), Research Unit for General Practice, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University
(2)
Section for General Medical Practice, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University

Reference

  1. Family Practice 2015, 16:115 doi: 10.1186/s12875-015-0315-9

Copyright

© Jensen et al. 2015

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