Informed Decision Making Measure




Developers: Leader, A., Daskalakis, C., Braddock III, C. H., Kunkel, E. J., Cocroft, J. R., Bereknyei, S., ... & Myers, R. E.

Year of publication: 2012

Date last updated: 7 June 2024

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: Prostate cancer screening in family practice and internal medicine

Restriction to setting(s): Not specified

Target group: Providers in general

Language(s): English

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Specific constructs/behaviours:

Patient empowerment, information sharing and active engagement in preference clarification.

1) the patient’s role in decision making, 2) the impact of the decision on the patient’s daily life (context of decision), 3) the nature of the decision or clinical issue, 4) alternatives, 5) pros and cons surrounding alternatives, 6) uncertainties regarding alternatives, 7) physician assessment of the patient’s understanding, 8) physician assessment of the patient’s desire for input from trusted others, and 9) physician solicitation and exploration of the patient’s preference.

Tool topics:

Facilitative communication / stimulating patient activation
Patient participation / patient engagement (patient)
Shared decision making

Intended application: Research

Reference(s) to development/validation paper(s):

Leader, A., Daskalakis, C., Braddock III, C. H., Kunkel, E. J., Cocroft, J. R., Bereknyei, S., ... & Myers, R. E. (2012). Measuring informed decision making about prostate cancer screening in primary care. Medical Decision Making, 32(2), 327-336.

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