Decision Aid Summary

Title Allergies: Should I Take Allergy Shots?
Audience People (over the age of 5) with allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or allergic asthma considering allergy shots.
Options included Don't get allergy shots.
Instead, keep taking medicine for symptoms, and try to avoid the allergen.
Get allergy shots along with taking medicine to control your symptoms.
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 Allergy
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.