Decision Aid Summary

Title Ulcerative colitis: Should I have surgery?
Audience People who have ulcerative colitis and are considering surgery to remove the colon.
Options included Have surgery to remove your colon. This will cure ulcerative colitis.
Keep taking medicines to see if your symptoms improve.
Year of last update or review 2015
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 Ulcerative colitis
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.