Objectives: Patient decision aids can be used to support pregnant women engaging in shared decisions, but little is known about their effects in obstetrics. The authors aimed to evaluate the effects of patient decision aids designed for pregnant women on clinical and psychosocial outcomes. Conclusions: Patient decision aids have the potential to improve obstetric care. However, currently the evidence base is limited by the small number of studies, the quality of the studies and because they involved heterogeneous decision aids, patient groups and outcomes.
Posted in Decision Aid Effectiveness, Patient Decision Aids, Patient Involvement, Patient Preferences, SDM in Maternity Care, Special Populations
Tagged BMJ, decision aids, decision making, decision support, evidence-based medicine, external cephalic version, labour analgesia, obstetrics, pregnancy, pregnant women, shared decision making, women