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Pain in Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors: Frequency, Severity, and Impact. Pain Med 2010;11(7):1099–106.

Mark P. Jensen, PhD,* Hao-Yuan Chang, RN, PhC, Yeur-Hur Lai, RN, PhD, Karen L. Syrjala, PhD,‡¶ Jesse R. Fann, MD, MPH,‡¶ Julie R. Gralow, MD§¶

*Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA; Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and §Medicine/Division of Oncology; Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Syrjala, Fann, Gralow), University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA

The two paragraphs describing the participants in the original publication of this article on pages 1100–1101 should read:

To be eligible to participate in the study, potential participants must: 1) have had a history of breast cancer; 2) not be in active cancer treatment; 3) be at least 18 years old; 4) be female; and 5) be able to read and write in English. Invitation letters and surveys were sent to 487 patients who were on the patient list of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Women's Wellness Follow-up Clinic. The clinic provides services primarily to women with a history of invasive breast or gynecologic cancers who have completed primary treatment, remain disease-free, and are an average of 5 years from their diagnosis. Additionally, women with a history of non-invasive breast or gynecological cancers may be followed in this clinic upon completing their primary local therapy, and women who are at high familial risk for developing cancer are followed in this clinic. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is an ambulatory clinic that treats all cancer diagnoses and is a joint clinical care facility for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center.

Three to 5 weeks following the initial invitation and survey, a postcard was sent to all potential participants who had not responded to the invitation. The potential participants could indicate their intentions to participate (e.g., will send in survey, do not wish to participate) by detaching a portion of the postcard and sending it to research staff. Thirty-six potential participants indicated they did not wish to participate in the study. Five others contacted us and told us they did not have a history of cancer. A family member of three others contacted the office and told us the potential study participant was deceased, and we learned that another potential participant had moved out of the country. In addition, the invitation or the follow-up postcards were returned as undeliverable (wrong address) by the post office for eight potential participants. Two hundred and fifty-seven completed surveys were returned. However, four of these were excluded from the analyses for this paper because: 1) the survey was returned with incomplete consent materials (two subjects); and 2) the potential participant reported on the survey that she did not have a history of breast cancer (two subjects). Of the 468 individuals who could potentially participate in the study (e.g., 487 invitations sent minus those who did not have a history of cancer [5], were deceased [3], were not living in the country [1], we did not have a correct address for [8], or were not eligible [2]), usable survey data were collected from 253 respondents. Thus, the response rate for this survey was 54.1% (253/468). The research methods and all the study protocols were approved by the University of Washington Human Subjects Committee.