Decision Aid Summary

Title Weight Management: Should I Use Over-the-Counter Diet Aids?
Audience People considering over-the-counter diet aids to help them lose weight.
Options included Use an over-the-counter diet aid to help you lose weight.
Get to a healthy weight by eating right and exercising.
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?
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.