Observing patient involvement (OPTION)

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Tool focus: Assessment

Communication topics:
Shared decision making

Type of tool: Assessment

Year of publication: 2003

Language: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

Professions in which tool to be used: Medicine

Level of learner: Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Goals/Educational objectives:
Instrument for the observation of provider-patient interviews concerned with shared decision making; 15 items using a 5-point scale. Topics covered: giving information, shared decision making

Elwyn G, Edwards A, Wensing M, Hood K, Atwell C, Grol R. Shared decision making: developing the OPTION scale for measuring patient involvement. Qual Saf Health Care 2003;12:93‰ÛÒ99

A. Communication with patients:
Shared decision making

B. Intra- & interpersonal communication (professionalism & reflection):

C. Communication in healthcare teams (professional communication):

Simulated clinical encounter: No

Access: Public

Author(s) and affiliation(s): Elwyn G; Edwards A ;Wensing M; Hood K; Atwell C; Grol R