Decision Aid Summary

Title Osteoporosis: Should I have a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) test?
Audience Women over 65 or at higher risk for osteoporosis.
Options included Have the DXA test to find out whether you need treatment for osteoporosis.
Don't have the test.
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 Osteoporosis
Type of decision aid Screening
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
2 out of 4 other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.