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..View full abstract
Awarded by The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development ZonMw
This research was supported by The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development ZonMw (grant number 143.50.026).