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The development of COMRADE - a patient-based outcome measure to evaluate the effectiveness of risk communication and treatment decision making in consultations

Edwards, Adrian G., Elwyn, Glyn, Hood, Kerenza, Robling, Michael Richard, Atwell, Christine Leander Angela, Holmes-Rovner, Margaret, Kinnersley, Paul Richard, Houston, Helen Louise Ann and Russell, Ian 2003. The development of COMRADE - a patient-based outcome measure to evaluate the effectiveness of risk communication and treatment decision making in consultations. Patient Education and Counseling 50 (3) , pp. 311-322. 10.1016/S0738-3991(03)00055-7

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Abstract

Some instruments have been developed to evaluate 'decision effectiveness' such as the 'satisfaction with decision (SWD)' and 'decision conflict (DCS)' scales and are validated for the US context. Patients identify further outcome domains that are not fully covered in these scales. We developed a patient-based outcome measure to evaluate risk communication and decision making effectiveness, addressing these further domains and validated for use in the UK. Formulation of items was based on literature review and key informant interviews. The instrument was piloted and developed (including psychometric assessment) in the context of a trial of decision making and risk communication interventions in general practice. Patients were recruited to the trial with known atrial fibrillation, prostatism, menorrhagia or menopausal symptoms. High response rates (96% in first phase) indicated acceptability to patients. A 20 item patient-based outcome measure, with two sub-scales for 'risk communication' and 'confidence in decision', was produced. It allows for paternalistic, shared or informed choice decision making models. Usage in further studies will facilitate systematic reviews. Consequently, lessons for wider application of these interventions in practice, and policy implications regarding greater patient involvement should then be clearer.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: Risk communication; Decision making; Patient-based outcome measures; Psychometric evaluation
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0738-3991
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 12:39
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/533

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