Journal article

Feasibility of web-based decision aids in neurological patients

Janine A van Til, Constance HC Drossaert, Gerbert J Renzenbrink, Govert J Snoek, Evelien Dijkstra, Anne M Stiggelbout, Maarten J Ijzerman

Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2010


Decision aids (DAs) may be helpful in improving patients' participation in medical decision-making. We investigated the potential for web-based DAs in a rehabilitation population. Two self-administered DAs focused on the treatment of acquired ankle-foot impairment in stroke and the treatment of arm-hand function in cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). Data collection comprised a telephone interview and a self-reported paper questionnaire. Of the patients who agreed to participate, 39 stroke patients (44%) and 38 patients with SCI (78%) returned a questionnaire. More than 75% of patients expressed a need for more information about the treatment of disease-related impairment. The DAs were highly..

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