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Systematic Review of Patient Decision Aids

An international research group maintains an ongoing systematic review of trials of patient decision aids for treatment or screening decisions using Cochrane review methods.

Goal of the systematic review:

To conduct a systematic review of randomized controlled trials of decision aids, for people facing difficult treatment or screening decisions, that aim to improve the quality of decisions and decision making process.

Three versions of Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions are available:

Summary (4 page PDF)

Standard (267 page PDF)

Full (335 page PDF)

Most recent publication of the systematic review:

Stacey D, Légaré F, Col NF, Bennett CL, Barry MJ, Eden KB, Holmes-Rovner M, Llewellyn-Thomas H, Lyddiatt A, Thomson R, Trevena L, Wu JHC. Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014 , Issue 1 . Art. No.: CD001431. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001431.pub4

Other Publications:

Feenstra B, Boland L, Lawson ML, Harrison D, Kryworuchko J, Leblanc M, Stacey D. Interventions to support children's engagement in health-related decisions: a systematic review. BMC Pediatr. 2014 Apr 23;14:109. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-14-109.

Gentles SJ, Stacey D, Bennett C, Alshurafa M, Walter SD. Factors explaining the heterogeneity of effects of patient decision aids on knowledge of outcome probabilities: a systematic review sub-analysis. Syst Rev. 2013 Oct 21;2:95. doi: 10.1186/2046-4053-2-95.

Stacey D, Bennett CL, Barry MJ, Col NF, Eden KB, Holmes-Rovner M, Llewellyn-Thomas H, Lyddiatt A, Légaré F, Thomson R. Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD001431. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001431.pub3.

O'Connor AM, Bennett CL, Stacey D, Barry M, Col NF, Eden KB, Entwistle VA, Fiset V, Holmes-Rovner M, Khangura S, Llewellyn-Thomas H, Rovner D. Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD001431. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001431.pub2.

O'Connor A, Bennett C, Stacey D, Barry M, Col N, Eden K, Entwistle V, Fiset V, Holmes-Rovner M, Khangura S, Llewellyn-Thomas H, Rovner D. Do Patient Decision Aids Meet Effectiveness Criteria of the International Patient Decision Aid Standards Collaboration? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Med Decis Making 2007. doi:10.1177/0272989X07307319

Stacey D, Bennett C, O'Connor AM. Patient decision aids: tools to enhance quality of healthcare decisions. Hospital Healthcare Europe 2006/7. 2006/7: C55-57.

O'Connor AM, Stacey D. Should patient decision aids (PtDAs) be introduced in the health care system? Evidence report for the WHO Health Evidence Network (HEN). November, 2005.

Bekker HL, Legare F, Stacey D, O'Connor A, Lemyre L. Is anxiety a suitable measure of decision aid effectiveness: a systematic review? Patient Educ Couns. 2003 Jul;50(3):255-62.

O'Connor AM, Bennett CL, Stacey D, Barry M, Col NF, Eden KB, Entwistle VA, Fiset V, Holmes-Rovner M, Khangura S, Llewellyn-Thomas H, Rovner D. Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD001431. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001431.

O'Connor AM, Stacey D, Rovner D, Holmes-Rovner M, Tetroe J, Llewellyn-Thomas H, Entwistle V, Rostom A, Fiset V, Barry M, Jones J. Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2001, Issue 3. [Art. No.: CD001431. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001431]

O'Connor AM, Rostom A, Fiset V, Tetroe J, Entwistle V, Llewellyn-Thomas H, Holmes-Rovner M, Barry M, Jones J. Decision aids for patients facing health treatment or screening decisions: systematic review. BMJ. 1999 Sep 18;319(7212):731-4.

Last modified: 2015-06-22.