Foundation-funded Research Highlights
For nearly a decade, the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation has funded research grants and fellowships to help broaden our knowledge of how medical decisions are made, and how to increase patient involvement in the process. As a result, the researchers we've funded have made major contributions to our understanding of key issues related to the importance of shared decision making (SDM), and informing patients in the process. In our report, Foundation-funded Research Highlights, we provide an overview of these major contributions to SDM research.
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Researchers want to understand what the effects of including testimonials and statistical information are, and how patient numeracy, literacy and decision making style interact with the type of information presented.
This study aims to examine three types of testimonials that have the potential to improve decision aid (DA) outcomes and test the mediators through which these testimonials may be effective. The goal of this proposal is to examine whether specific types of testimonials have a beneficial influence on knowledge, satisfaction, interest in shared decision making and intentions. Social cognitive theory, social comparison theory and risk processing perspectives guide hypotheses about testimonials.