Author Contributions: Dr Prigerson (principal investigator) had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Dr Wright and Ms Zang were cofirst authors.
Study concept and design: Wright, Ray, Trice, Balboni, Mitchell, Jackson, Prigerson.
Acquisition of data: Prigerson.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Wright, Zhang, Ray, Mack, Trice, Balboni, Mitchell, Jackson, Block, Maciejewski, Prigerson.
Drafting of the manuscript: Wright, Zhang, Prigerson.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Wright, Zhang, Ray, Mack, Trice, Balboni, Mitchell, Jackson, Block, Maciejewski, Prigerson.
Statistical analysis: Wright, Zhang, Ray, Maciejewski, Prigerson.
Obtained funding: Prigerson.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Block, Prigerson.
Study supervision: Prigerson.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grants CA 106370 from the National Cancer Institute and MH63892from the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr Wright was supported, in part, by grant CA 92044343, which is part of the National Cancer Institute's “Program in Cancer Outcomes Research Training”and by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Friends Fellowship.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding organizations had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, analysis, or preparation of the data; or preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: We thank Elizabeth Paulk, MD, and Heather Stieglitz, MD, (University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas), Robert Friedlander, MD, and Gail Farrington (New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology, Hooksett), Matt Nilsson and Maureen Clark (Center for Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Linda Wright, MD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Washington, DC), and Ingrid Katz, MD, MHS, (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital) for administrative, technical, or material support. Drs Paulk, Stieglitz, and Friedlander; Mss Farrington and Clark, and Mr Nilsson were compensated by grants MH63892 and CA106370.
This article was corrected online for typographical errors on 10/17/2008.