Are cancer-related decision aids effective? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={Are cancer-related decision aids effective? A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Mary Ann O'Brien and T. Whelan and Miguel-{\'A}ngel Villas{\'i}s-Keever and Amiram Gafni and Cathy Charles and Robin Roberts and Susan Schiff and Wenjie Cai},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={27 6},
PURPOSE Decision aids (DAs) have been developed to improve communication between health professionals and patients, and to involve patients in decisions about their health care. Cancer-related decisions can be difficult due to problems in communicating complex information about prognosis and the modest benefits of available treatments. We conducted a systematic review of cancer-related DAs. METHODS Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of cancer-related DAs about screening, prevention, and… CONTINUE READING

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