Correction to: Weijmar Schultz, W.C.M., Van de Wiel, H.B.M., Hahn, D.E.E. & Bouma, J. Psychosexual functioning after treatment for gynecological cancer: an integrative model, review of determinant factors and clinical guidelines, International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 2, 281–290 (1992).
Since publication of this work, it has been brought to the attention of the Journal, that the following statement should not have been included in the article: “The review, to be considered as a sequel to an earlier report on the issue….” The “earlier report” was cited as Bransfield DD (1985). Psychosexual functioning after treatment for gynecologic malignancy (Doctoral Dissertation, Yeshiva University, 1984). Dissertation Abstract International 1985: 45 (12B): 3990. The article substantially drew upon the sources and organization of the Bransfield Dissertation, but it was not an authorized sequel of that work.
Additionally, the following two passages, both appearing on page 286 of the article, should have been attributed the Bransfield Dissertation and marked with quotation marks as follows:
“[The absence of statistical analysis:] two-thirds of the studies did not report [statistical analysis] of significant differences, [therefore] it is difficult to interpret their findings beyond their selected samples. [In] the majority the studies it is not [clear] whether significant differential treatment effects occurred [and whether] there were true differences between pre-[treatment] and post-treatment levels of sexual activity.”
“[F]ew of the [post-treatment or pre-post-treatment] studies … compared the physical examination findings with the current level of sexual functioning. [In cases where] physical status has been assessed, sexual dysfunction was often associated with postcoital bleeding and/or vaginal shortening or stensosis.”
We hope this clarification will be beneficial to all authors and readers.
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