The International Patient Decision Aid Standards (IPDAS) Collaboration’s Quality Dimensions: Theoretical Rationales, Current Evidence, and Emerging Issues

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This is a collection of articles focusing on how materials to support patient decisions can be designed, implemented and evaluated.  The articles explore a wide range of issues including how to address health literacy in patient decision aids, how to present information about options and how to communicate risk.

The articles include:

Ten years of the International Patient Decision Aid Standards Collaboration: evolution of the core dimensions for assessing the quality of patient decision aids

A systematic development process for patient decision aids

Disclosing conflicts of interest in patient decision aids

Providing information about options in patient decision aids

Basing information on comprehensive, critically appraised, and up-to-date syntheses of the scientific evidence: a quality dimension of the International Patient Decision Aid Standards

Balancing the presentation of information and options in patient decision aids: an updated review

Presenting quantitative information about decision outcomes: a risk communication primer for patient decision aid developers

Clarifying values: an updated review

Do personal stories make patient decision aids more effective? A critical review of theory and evidence

Addressing health literacy in patient decision aids

Coaching and guidance with patient decision aids: A review of theoretical and empirical evidence

Establishing the effectiveness of patient decision aids: key constructs and measurement instruments

Delivering patient decision aids on the Internet: definitions, theories, current evidence, and emerging research areas

“Many miles to go …”: a systematic review of the implementation of patient decision support interventions into routine clinical practice



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