Angela Buchholz

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AIMS To present and evaluate a measurement tool for assessing characteristics of people with drug and/or alcohol problems for triage and evaluation in treatment. Measurements in the Addictions for Triage and Evaluation (MATE) is composed of 10 modules, selected on the basis of a detailed set of specifications. Conceptually, the MATE was constructed(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and psychometrically test a brief instrument for assessing the physician's perspective of the shared decision-making process in clinical encounters. METHODS We adapted the 9-item Shared Decision Making Questionnaire (SDM-Q-9) for patients to generate a new version for physicians (SDM-Q-Doc). The physician version was tested in(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the influence of physician empathy (PE), shared decision making (SDM), and the match between patients' preferred and perceived decision-making styles on patients' decision regret. METHODS Patients with breast or colon cancer (n=71) completed questionnaires immediately following (T1) and three months after a consultation (T2). Path(More)
BACKGROUND Patients and clinicians expect patient decision aids to be based on the best available research evidence. Since 2005, this expectation has translated into a quality dimension of the International Patient Decision Aid Standards. METHODS We reviewed the 2005 standards and the available literature on the evidence base of decision aids as well as(More)
Mit dem Pädiatrischen Anhaltsbogen liegt ein Erhebungsverfahren zur Einschätzung von psychosozialem Unterstützungsbedarf von Familien mit kleinen Kindern in pädiatrischen Früherkennungsuntersuchungen vor. Primäres Ziel der vorliegenden Studie ist es, die Anwendung des Pädiatrischen Anhaltsbogens in der Praxispädiatrie erstmalig zu evaluieren. Die Zielgruppe(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a web-based, individually tailored decision aid (Patient Dialogue) on depression or acute low back pain for insurees of a German sickness fund. METHODS Patient Dialogue (PD) was compared to the non-tailored Static Patient Information (SPI) in an online randomized controlled trial (RCT). The primary outcome was(More)
BACKGROUND In shared decision making (SDM), the patient and the physician reach decisions in partnership. We conducted a trial of SDM training for physicians who treat patients with cancer. METHODS Physicians who treat patients with cancer were invited to participate in a cluster-randomized trial and carry out SDM together with breast or colon cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension is one of the key factors causing cardiovascular diseases. A substantial proportion of treated hypertensive patients do not reach recommended target blood pressure values. Shared decision making (SDM) is to enhance the active role of patients. As until now there exists little information on the effects of SDM training in(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension is one of the key factors causing cardiovascular diseases which make up the most frequent cause of death in industrialised nations. However about 60% of hypertensive patients in Germany treated with antihypertensives do not reach the recommended target blood pressure. The involvement of patients in medical decision making fulfils not(More)
BACKGROUND Standards for patient decision aids require that information and options be presented in a balanced manner; this requirement is based on the argument that balanced presentation is essential to foster informed decision making. If information is presented in an incomplete/non-neutral manner, it can stimulate cognitive biases that can unduly affect(More)