Catharine Clay

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BACKGROUND Two decades of research has established the positive effect of using patient-targeted decision support interventions: patients gain knowledge, greater understanding of probabilities and increased confidence in decisions. Yet, despite their efficacy, the effectiveness of these decision support interventions in routine practice has yet to be(More)
BACKGROUND A high quality decision requires that patients who meet clinical criteria for surgery are informed about the options (including non-surgical alternatives) and receive treatments that match their goals. The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties and clinical sensibility of a patient self report instrument, to measure the(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective and prospective patient surveys and a physician survey using a sample from American Medical Association master file. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of a new instrument designed to measure the quality of decisions about treatment of herniated disc. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There is growing consensus on the importance(More)
BACKGROUND Decision aids serve to prepare families for a meaningful discussion with their physician during the shared decision-making (SDM) process. Although SDM processes have been used primarily in adult health care settings, we sought to develop a decision aid for use in pediatrics. The treatment of neuromuscular scoliosis was selected due to the(More)
BACKGROUND Shared decision making requires informing patients and ensuring that treatment decisions reflect their goals. It is not clear to what extent this happens for patients considering total joint replacement (TJR) for hip or knee osteoarthritis. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a cross-sectional mail survey of osteoarthritis patients at 4 sites, who made a(More)
  • Glyn Elwyn, Ba Mb, +27 authors Isabelle Scholl Germany
  • 2012
Background: Two decades of research has established the positive effect of using patient‐targeted decision support interventions: patients gain knowledge, greater understanding of probabilities and increased confidence in decisions. Yet, despite their efficacy, their effectiveness in routine practice has yet to be established and widespread adoption has not(More)
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