Developers: Glyn Elwin, Adrian Edwards, Michael Wensing, Kerenza Hood, Christine Atwell, Richard Grol

Year of publication: 2003

Date of last revision: 21 October 2019

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: Primary care

Restriction to setting(s): None

Target group: General practitioners and their patients

Language(s): English

Tool topics:

Information giving / providing information / explanation and planning
Shared decision making

Specific constructs/behaviours:

Accomplishment of a set of competences regarding shared decision-making; problem definition,explaining that legitimate choices exist, portraying options and communicating risks, conducting the decision process.

12-item 5-pojnt Likert-scale, assessing physicians' performance within a construct of a defined set of steps and skills.

Types of data required to use the tool: Video recordings, Audio recordings

Intended application: Education, Research

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

Elwyn, G., Edwards, A., Wensing, M., Hood, K., Atwell, C., & Grol, R. (2003). Shared decision making: developing the OPTION scale for measuring patient involvement. BMJ Quality & Safety, 12(2), 93-99.

Tool/manual available: Yes. (Elwyn et al. (2003))

Access: Public