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Erratum to: Symptom attributions in patients with colorectal cancer

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

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Correspondence to Line Flytkjær Jensen.

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Line Flytkjær Jensen and Line Hvidberg contributed equally to this work.

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Jensen, L.F., Hvidberg, L., Pedersen, A.F. et al. Erratum to: Symptom attributions in patients with colorectal cancer. BMC Fam Pract 16, 127 (2015) doi:10.1186/s12875-015-0338-2

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • General Practice