Corrigendum to “Perceived social support in African American breast cancer patients: Predictors and effects” [Soc. Sci. Med. 192 (2017) 134–142](S0277953617305695)(10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.09.035)

Tess Thompson, Maria Pérez, Matthew Kreuter, Julie Margenthaler, Graham Colditz, Donna B. Jeffe

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The authors regret several errors in this manuscript. It should be noted that our main findings and conclusions have not changed. A participant who was randomized to the intervention group was mistakenly excluded from analysis, and thus the total sample should be 228, not 227. This patient dropped out after completing the baseline survey without receiving the intervention. In addition, vital status was misclassified for two participants. (Most models excluded participants who had died.) This means one participant was included in the analyses who should have been excluded, and one was excluded who should have been included. After these errors were corrected, we reran the multiple imputation and analyses using the corrected data from the 228 people who completed the first interview. Although the main findings and conclusions did not change, and parameter estimates that were previously significant remained significant, there were slight shifts in many of the numbers in the text and tables. In addition, patients’ receipt of chemotherapy was no longer included in one exploratory model described only in the text, because that variable was no longer significant at p < 0.10 when the multiple imputation was rerun. Several small errors were also found and corrected. Changes to the text are detailed in the first table below. Corrected versions of Table 1, Table 2, and Table 3 from the manuscript are also provided. The authors would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. Corrections made to article text (changed text highlighted in bold).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
StatePublished - Feb 2019


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