A Randomized Controlled Trial of Two Distinct Shared Decision-Making Aids for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis in an Ethnically Diverse Patient Population

Jun 1, 2016, 00:00 AM
Section Title : Comparative Effectiveness Research/HTA
Section Order : 21
First Page : 487


To evaluate the use of decision aids for hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) regarding the potential risks and benefits of different treatment options.


A prospective, randomized controlled trial was conducted of 147 patients with advanced hip or knee OA to compare the effect of two decision aids (booklet-only vs. booklet with DVD).


Both decision aid programs were well received and demonstrated improvements in patient knowledge and willingness to participate in treatment decisions. The decision aids, however, had a marginal effect on patient willingness to participate in OA management, with an increase of 0.11 and 0.6 on a scale of 2 (P = 0.58) between groups.


The decision aids were accepted for most patients and effective in improving patient knowledge and willingness to participate in the decision process. Nevertheless, the addition of a more expensive DVD to the booklet program did not improve patient acceptance or knowledge.

HEOR Topics :
  • Clinical Outcomes
  • Comparative Effectiveness or Efficacy
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Specific Diseases & Conditions
Tags :
  • decision aids
  • hip athroplasty
  • hip replacement
  • knee arthroplasty
  • knee replacement
  • shared decision making
Regions :
  • North America