Decision Aid Summary

Title Obesity: Should I Take Weight-Loss Medicine?
Audience Obese individuals considering medical treatment.
Options included Take weight-loss medicine, with trying to eat healthy foods and being active
Don't take medicines.
Try to lose weight by eating healthy foods and being active
Year of last update or review 2016
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Weight control
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.