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Available Ottawa Patient Decision Aids

The following patient decision aids were developed in Ottawa and are available in Web, PDF or paper formats. Patient decision aids still under development or no longer available are listed in the Complete Inventory.

Learn about our methods for developing patient decision aids.

The Cochrane Musculoskeletal Review Group has developed the following patient decision aids using evidence from Cochrane systematic reviews. A to Z summary
What are my options for managing hip or knee osteoarthritis?
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Should I have transcutaneous electrostimulation (TENS) for osteoarthritis (OA) in my knee?
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Should I have ultrasound treatment for osteoarthritis (OA) in my knee?
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Should I take alendronate (Fosamax®) for osteoporosis?
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Should I take Etidronate (Didronel®) for osteoporosis?
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Should I take Risedronate (Actonel®) for osteoporosis?
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Should I take abatacept (Orencia®) for rheumatoid arthritis?
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Should I take etanercept (Enbrel®) for rheumatoid arthritis?
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Should I take tocilizumab (Actemra®) for rheumatoid arthritis?
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Should I take methotrexate (Rheumatrex®) for rheumatoid arthritis?
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I have never taken medication for rheumatoid arthritis before. Should I take methotrexate (Rheumatrex®) alone or with other diseasemodifying anti-rheumatic drugs for rheumatoid arthritis?
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Should My Child Have a Second Cochlear Implant?

The Second Cochlear Implant decision aid is available as a PDF file.

A-Z patient decision aid summary


Ottawa Influenza Decision Aid (OIDA): What can you do to prevent influenza? A decision aid for those working in a healthcare setting.

The Ottawa Influenza Decision Aid is available as a PDF file.

A-Z patient decision aid summary


When you need extra care, should you receive it at home or in a facility?

The Place of care decision aid is available as a PDF file.

A-Z patient decision aid summary


Understanding the Options: Planning care for critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit

The ICU decision support guide is available as a PDF file.

A-Z patient decision aid summary


What can you do to prevent HPV and cervical cancer? A decision aid for parents/guardians of girls in Grade 8 in Ontario

The HPV vaccincation decision aid is available as a PDF file.

A-Z patient decision aid summary


Decision Aid for Adult Cystic Fibrosis Patient Considering Bilateral Lung Transplantation

Select the correct version of the decision aid for you:

Instructions for using the interactive decision aid:
As you work through the steps of the material presented you will be able to answer the questions by clicking on the box beside the response or by using the drop-down menus. At the end of the decision aid you can print a summary of your answers.

A-Z patient decision aid summary


Making Choices: The Use of Intubation and Mechanical Ventilation for Severe Chronic Pulmonary Disease

The COPD booklet, worksheet and audio-text are available as PDF files.

A-Z patient decision aid summary


For more information about our patient decision aids, please contact decisionaid@ohri.ca.



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