The Impact of Patient Involvement in Decision-Making About Heart Disease Prevention
The purpose of this study is to determine whether providing patients with information about their global coronary heart disease (CHD) risk and effective risk-reducing strategies allows them to make appropriate decisions about heart disease prevention.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
|Official Title:||Decision Aid to Improve Coronary Heart Disease Risk Modification: a Pilot Randomized Trial|
- Discussion with provider about CHD risk reduction
- Stated plans for CHD risk reduction
- Knowledge about CHD prevention
- Perception of CHD risk
- Interest in participating in decision-making
|Study Start Date:||June 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2004|
Background: Low utilization of effective CHD prevention strategies may be due to many factors, but chief among them is the lack of patient involvement in prevention decisions. We undertook this study to test the effectiveness of an individually-tailored, computerized decision aid about CHD on patients’ discussions with their doctor and their plans for CHD prevention.
Methods: We conducted a pilot randomized trial in a convenience sample of adults with no previous history of cardiovascular disease to test the effectiveness of an individually-tailored, computerized decision aid about CHD prevention against a risk factor list that patients could present to their doctor.
|United States, North Carolina|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599|
|Principal Investigator:||Stacey L. Sheridan, MD, MPH||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|