Dugas M, Shorten A, Dubé E, Wassef M, Bujold E et al. Decision aid tools to support women’s decision making in pregnancy and birth: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Mar 14;74(12):1968-78.
Support for a model of shared medical decision making, where women and their care providers discuss risks and benefits of their different options, reveal their preferences, and jointly make a decision, is a growing expectation in obstetric care. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials evaluating the efficacy of different decision aid tools compared to regular care for women facing several option in the specific field of obstetric care. We included published studies about interventions designed to aid mothers’ decision making and provide information about obstetrical treatment or screening options.