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Development of a web-based patient decision aid for initiating disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs using user-centred design methods

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, April 2017
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Title
Development of a web-based patient decision aid for initiating disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs using user-centred design methods
Published in
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12911-017-0433-5
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Ingrid Nota, Constance H. C. Drossaert, Heleen C. Melissant, Erik Taal, Harald E. Vonkeman, Cees J. Haagsma, Mart A. F. J. van de Laar

Abstract

A main element of patient-centred care, Patient Decision Aids (PtDAs) facilitate shared decision-making (SDM). A recent update of the International Patient Decision Aids Standards (IPDAS) emphasised patient involvement during PtDA development, but omitted a methodology for doing so. This article reports on the value of user-centred design (UCD) methods for the development of a PtDA that aims to support inflammatory arthritis patients in their choice between disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). The IPDAS development process model in combination with UCD methods were applied. The process was overseen by an eight-member multidisciplinary steering group. Patients and health professionals were iteratively consulted. Qualitative in-depth interviews combined with rapid prototyping were conducted with patients to assess their needs for specific functionality, content and design of the PtDA. Group meetings with health professionals were organized to assess patients' needs and to determine how the PtDA should be integrated into patient pathways. The current literature was reviewed to determine the clinical evidence to include in the PtDA. To evaluate usability among patients, they were observed using the PtDA while thinking aloud and then interviewed. The combination of patient interviews with rapid prototyping revealed that patients wanted to compare multiple DMARDs both for their clinical aspects and implications for daily life. Health professionals mainly wanted to refer patients to a reliable, easily adjustable source of information about DMARDs. A web-based PtDA was constructed consisting of four parts: 1) general information about SDM, inflammatory arthritis and DMARDs; 2) an application to compare particular DMARDs; 3) value clarification exercises; and 4) a printed summary of patients' notes, preferences, worries and questions that they could bring to discuss with their rheumatologist. The study demonstrated that UCD methods can be of great value for the development of PtDAs. The early, iterative involvement of patients and health professionals was helpful in developing a novel user-friendly PtDA that allowed patients to choose between DMARDs. The PtDA fits the values of all stakeholders and easily integrates with the patient pathway and daily workflow of health professionals. This collaborative designed PtDA may improve SDM and patient participation in arthritis care.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 80 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 13%
Researcher 9 11%
Student > Bachelor 5 6%
Other 17 21%
Unknown 15 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 13%
Engineering 8 10%
Social Sciences 6 8%
Psychology 5 6%
Other 13 16%
Unknown 17 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 June 2017.
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#4,493,824
of 14,644,185 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
#544
of 1,341 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#95,761
of 264,019 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
#2
of 4 outputs
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