We are delighted that "Impact of A Decision Aid on Colorectal Cancer Screening" has been added to the RTIPs repository. It is important to continue the conversation about the promise of decision aids and informed decision making. AHRQ's comparitive effectiveness reviews found that patients using decision aids are more likely to:
- make informed decisions,
- have accurate risk perceptions,
- make choices that best agree with their values, and
- not remain undecided.
Our study echoed these findings. Indeed, we found that decision aid–assisted shared decision making had a modest impact on CRC screening uptake, even when provider and patient preferences differ.
You can read more insights about our work on R2R: https://researchtoreality.cancer.gov/featured-r2r-partners/paul-c-schroy-iii-md-mph
Please review the materials available through RTIPs and share your experiences in this important work.