A prospective cohort study of shared decision making in lung cancer diagnostics: Impact of using a patient decision aid

Stine R. Søndergaard*, Poul Henning Madsen, Ole Hilberg, Karina M. Jensen, Karina Olling, Karina D. Steffensen

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to describe the impact on patient-reported outcomes of introducing Shared Decision Making (SDM) and a Patient Decision Aid (PtDA) in the initial process of lung cancer diagnostics. Methods: We conducted a prospective cohort study, where a control cohort was consulted according to usual clinical practice. After introducing SDM through a PtDA and training of the staff, the SDM cohort was enrolled in the study. All patients completed four questionnaires: the Decisional Conflict Scale (DCS) before and after the consultation, the CollaboRATE scale after the consultation, and the Decision Regret Scale (DRS). Results: Patients exposed to SDM and a PtDA had significantly improved DCS scores after the consultation compared to the control group (a difference of 10.26, p = 0.0128) and significantly lower DRS scores (a difference of 8.98, p = 0.0197). Of the 82 control patients and 52 SDM patients 29% and 54%, respectively, gave the maximum score on the CollaboRATE scale (Pearson's chi 2 8.0946, p = 0.004). Conclusion: The use of SDM and a PtDA had significant positive impact on patient-reported outcomes. Practice implications: Our results may encourage the increased uptake of SDM in the initial process of lung cancer diagnostics.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Volume102
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)1961-1968
ISSN0738-3991
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

Keywords

  • CollaboRATE
  • Decisional conflict
  • Decisional regret
  • Lung cancer diagnostics
  • Patient decision aid
  • Shared decision making

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