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decision aid

An educational tool to assist patients or health care professionals in making choices about aspects of care.
Synonym: decision rule
See also: aid
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This article describes concepts for incorporating AI methods into decision aids to improve naval tactical knowledge and achieve decision superiority.
The researchers found that, compared with usual care, parents in the decision aid arm had greater knowledge (mean questions correct, 6.2 versus 5.3), exhibited less decisional conflict (mean decisional conflict score, 14.8 versus 19.2), and were more involved in computed tomography decision-making (observing patient involvement score: mean, 25.0 versus 13.3).
Practitioners should provide decision aids to help patients make informed, shared decisions about screening.
* The development of an online decision aid by Medical Education
Bennett et al., "Assessing the quality of decision support technologies using the International Patient Decision Aid Standards instrument (IPDASi)," PLoS ONE, vol.
"Women's Decisions Regarding Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer Prevention: Responses to a Tailored Decision Aid." Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 119 (3): 613-20.
A new tool, the Depression Medication Choice decision aid, helped adults with moderate to severe depression and their primary care physicians choose appropriate medications together, a study showed.
Describe development of an online decision aid, My Life, My Dialysis Choice, to improve the fit of dialysis modality to lifestyle.
The US-based Merchants Bank of California has said it will halt its services to money transfer companies, a decision aid groups say would stop up to 80 percent of the $200 million sent annually by relatives in the United States from reaching Somalia.
The aid tools come in several formats and an electronic version is also a potential option for clinical decision aid tools, in which the information is integrated into the GP's computing system and any time a doctor inputs a code for a cancer symptom, the system searches for additional symptoms and prompts the GP to the overall risk.
Readings in Multiple Criteria Decision Aid. Berlin: Springer, 216-252.