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doi: 10.1097/01.psy.0000268323.00345.55
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ERRATUM-Kumano

In response to questions raised in a letter to the editor, as well as a subsequent review by Psychosomatic Medicine’s statistical editors, the authors of a paper published in 2005 have reviewed their work and are now correcting data contained in Tables 5 through 8, as well as some information reported in the body of the paper (Saito M, Kumano H, Yoshiuchi K, Kokubo N, Ohashi K, Yamamoto Y, Shinohara N, Yanagisawa Y, Sakabe K, Miyata M, Ishikawa S, Kuboki T. Symptom Profile of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity in Actual Life. Psychosom Med 2005 67:318–325 ). Some changes are included to correct erroneous data, particularly the standard errors of the mean; other changes are designed to clarify the presentation of results.

TABLE 5

TABLE 5

TABLE 6

TABLE 6

TABLE 7

TABLE 7

TABLE 8

TABLE 8

Please see the Letter to the Editor in this issue related to this correction.

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Corrections to Body of Paper

On p. 321, in the Statistical Analysis section, the published paper said: “To control for the effect of gender, sex was included as a covariate in both models, as mentioned in the Subjects section.” The corrected text should read: “Although gender was included as a fixed effect in both models, its effect was significant in none of 17 physical symptoms or 4 mood measures in either model. Therefore, gender was not included as a variable in subsequent statistical analyses.“

On p. 321, in the Symptom Profile section, the first sentence should say that the 11 MCS patients reported 127 episodes of hypersensitivity rather than 128. The next sentence should say that the 12 controls responded to 297 beeps rather than 410.

On pages 321, in the second paragraph under Symptom Profile, the last sentence should be deleted: “The effect of gender was significant in none of the 21 measures.” The identical sentence appears at the end of the third paragraph in that section, and it also should be deleted.

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