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Retraction Note: Psychometric characteristics of the ankylosing spondylitis quality of life questionnaire, short form 36 health survey, and functional assessment of chronic illness therapy-fatigue subscale

  • Dennis A Revicki1Email author,
  • Anne M Rentz1,
  • Michelle P Luo2,
  • Robert L Wong3,
  • Lynda C Doward4 and
  • Stephen P McKenna4
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes20097:34

DOI: 10.1186/1477-7525-7-34

Received: 06 April 2009

Accepted: 17 April 2009

Published: 17 April 2009

The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:6

Abstract

Retraction of Revicki DA, Rentz AM, Luo MP, Wong RL, Doward LC, McKenna SP: Psychometric characteristics of the ankylosing spondylitis quality of life questionnaire, short form 36 health survey, and functional assessment of chronic illness therapy-fatigue subscale. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009, 7: 6.

Retraction

Not all authors approved of the final content or publication of this article [1]. Subsequently, all authors have agreed that the article should be retracted. This article is being retracted as assumptions were made about the nature of the outcome data that should have been tested before the analyses were conducted. In addition, there is disagreement among the authors about the statistical analyses that were used and it is possible that incorrect conclusions may have been drawn that are not supported by the data presented. The authors wish to apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused the editorial, publishing staff and readers.

Notes

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Center for Health Outcomes Research, United Biosource Corporation
(2)
Formerly Abbott Laboratories, Global Health Economics & Outcomes Research
(3)
Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Immunology
(4)
Galen Research

References

  1. Revicki DA, Rentz AM, Luo MP, Wong RL, Doward LC, McKenna SP: Psychometric characteristics of the ankylosing spondylitis quality of life questionnaire, short form 36 health survey, and functional assessment of chronic illness therapy-fatigue subscale. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2009, 7: 6. 10.1186/1477-7525-7-6PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright

© Revicki et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2009

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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