Decision Aid Summary

Title Should you have a test to screen for bowel cancer? Making decisions: Choices for men aged 55-64 years.
Audience Men between 55 and 64 years of age, who have never had bowel cancer and have no bowel symptoms.
Options included Have a Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT).
Do not have a Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT).
Year of last update or review 2008
Format Web, paper, PDF
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED)
Where was it developed? www.psych.usyd.edu.au/cemped/com_decision_aids.shtml
University of Sydney
Australia
Health condition Colorectal Cancer
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
5 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
3 out of 4 other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.