Available Ottawa Patient Decision Aids

The following patient decision aids were developed in Ottawa and are available in Web, PDF or paper formats. Patient decision aids still under development or no longer available are listed in the Complete Inventory.

Learn about our methods for developing patient decision aids.

The During the COVID-19 pandemic, should I go to live elsewhere or stay in my retirement/assisted living home? decision support tool is available as a PDF.

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The During the COVID-19 pandemic, should I or my family member go to live with family or stay in the long-term care or nursing home? decision support tool is available as a PDF.

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If you use any of these COVID-19 decision support tools and would like to provide us with feedback on its usefulness, please contact us at decisionaid@ohri.ca.



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What is the best treatment for my small kidney tumour?

The Small kidney tumour decision aid is available as a PDF file.

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Should I have a stoma or an internal reservoir when removing my bladder cancer?

The Surgery for bladder cancer decision aid is available as a PDF file.

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Should I have surgery to remove part or all of my kidney for my kidney tumor?

The Surgery for kidney cancer decision aid is available as a PDF file.

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The Cochrane Musculoskeletal Review Group has developed the following patient decision aids using evidence from Cochrane systematic reviews. A to Z summary
What are my options for managing hip or knee osteoarthritis?
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Should I have transcutaneous electrostimulation (TENS) for osteoarthritis (OA) in my knee?
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Should I have ultrasound treatment for osteoarthritis (OA) in my knee?
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Should I take alendronate (Fosamax®) for osteoporosis?
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Should I take Etidronate (Didronel®) for osteoporosis?
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Should I take Risedronate (Actonel®) for osteoporosis?
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Should I take abatacept (Orencia®) for rheumatoid arthritis?
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Should I take etanercept (Enbrel®) for rheumatoid arthritis?
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Should I take tocilizumab (Actemra®) for rheumatoid arthritis?
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Should I take methotrexate (Rheumatrex®) for rheumatoid arthritis?
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I have never taken medication for rheumatoid arthritis before. Should I take methotrexate (Rheumatrex®) alone or with other diseasemodifying anti-rheumatic drugs for rheumatoid arthritis?
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Ottawa Influenza Decision Aid (OIDA): What can you do to prevent influenza? A decision aid for those working in a healthcare setting.

The Ottawa Influenza Decision Aid is available as a PDF file.

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When you need extra care, should you receive it at home or in a facility?

The Place of care decision aid is available as a PDF file.

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Understanding the Options: Planning care for critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit

The ICU decision support guide is available as a PDF file.

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Decision Aid for Adult Cystic Fibrosis Patient Considering Bilateral Lung Transplantation

Select the correct version of the decision aid for you:

Instructions for using the interactive decision aid:
As you work through the steps of the material presented you will be able to answer the questions by clicking on the box beside the response or by using the drop-down menus. At the end of the decision aid you can print a summary of your answers.

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For more information about our patient decision aids, please contact decisionaid@ohri.ca.

Last modified: 2021-02-25