Decision Support Analysis Tool (DSAT-10)
The Decision Support Analysis Tool (DSAT-10) was developed as a research tool to evaluate practitioners' use of decision support and communication skills during a clinical encounter.
- User Manual describing the tool's properties, scoring and directions for administration.
- Available versions
You may use any of these measurement tools without requesting permission. These tools are protected by copyright but are freely available for you to use, provided you: a) cite the reference in any questionnaires or publications; b) do not charge for or profit from them; and c) do not alter them except for adding a specific condition/decision as necessary.
- Stacey D, Taljaard M, Drake ER, O'Connor AM. Audit and feedback using the brief Decision Support Analysis Tool (DSAT-10) to evaluate nurse-standardized patient encounters. Patient Education and Counseling 2008; 73:519-525.
- Guimond P, Bunn H, O'Connor AM, Jacobsen MJ, Tait VK, Drake ER, Graham ID, Stacey D, Elmslie T. Validation of a tool to assess health practitioners' decision support and communication skills. Patient Educ Couns. 2003 Jul;50(3):235-45. (The original version of the DSAT is described in this article.)
- Bunn H, O'Connor A, Jacobsen MJ. Analyzing Decision Support and Related Communication. 1998, Revised 2001.
Last modified: 2015-06-26.