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Randomised controlled trial of an interactive multimedia decision aid on hormone replacement therapy in primary care

Murray, E; Davis, H; Tai, SS; Coulter, A; Gray, A; Haines, A; (2001) Randomised controlled trial of an interactive multimedia decision aid on hormone replacement therapy in primary care. BRIT MED J , 323 (7311) 490 - +. Green open access

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Abstract

Objective To determine whether a decision aid on hormone replacement therapy influences decision making and health outcomes.Design Randomised controlled trial.Setting 26 general practices in the United Kingdom.Participants 205 women considering hormone replacement therapy. Intervention Patients' decision aid consisting of an interactive multimedia programme with booklet and printed summary.Outcome measures Patients' and general practitioners' perceptions of who made the decision, decisional conflict, treatment choice, menopausal symptoms, costs, anxiety, and general health status.Results Both patients and general practitioners found the decision aid acceptable. At three months, mean scores for decisional conflict were significantly lower in the intervention group than in the control group (2.5 v 2.8; mean difference - 0.3, 95% confidence interval - 0.5 to - 0.2); this difference was maintained during follow up. A higher proportion of general practitioners perceived that treatment decisions had been made "mainly or only" by the patient in the intervention group than mi the control group (55% v 31%; 24%, 8% to 40%). At three months a lower proportion of women in the intervention group than in the control group were undecided about treatment (14% v 26%; - 12%, - 23% to - 0.4%), and a higher proportion had decided against hormone replacement therapy (46% v 32%; 14%, 1% to 28%); these differences were no longer apparent by nine months. No differences were found between the groups for anxiety, use of health service resources, general health status, or utility. The higher costs of the intervention were largely due to the video disc technology used.Conclusions An interactive multimedia decision aid in the NHS would be popular with patients, reduce decisional conflict, and enable patients to play a more active part in decision making without increasing anxiety. The use of web based technology would reduce the cost of the intervention.

Type: Article
Title: Randomised controlled trial of an interactive multimedia decision aid on hormone replacement therapy in primary care
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Keywords: CANCER-PATIENTS, INFORMATION, QUESTIONNAIRE, SCALE
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Primary Care and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1995
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