Scholarly open access journals are peer reviewed scholarly journals of Software Engneering. The top open access journals are freely available on the public internet domain, allowing any end users to read, download, copy, distribute, prink, search or link to the full texts of the articles. These provide high quality, meticulously reviewed and rapid publication, to cater the insistent need of scientific community. These journals are indexed with all their citations noted. The top open access journals are indexed in SCOPUS, COPERNICUS, CAS, EBSCO and ISI. To address this drawback, we present the concepts of non-additive measures, and non-additive integration, as well as Sharply values and interaction indices to a clinical framework, and show how they can be used to develop robust and reliable computing tools that support informed and shared decision-making. We also present an extension of these tools that allow us to manage the inherent uncertainty and imprecision of data, and help us address value clarification. To set ideas, we focus on presenting algorithms to improve shared decision-making for colo rectal cancer screening, however, the framework presented here is general, and can be applied to a wide variety of clinical decision problems. Decision aids are a promising approach to informed and shared decision-making because they circumvent barriers associated with performing informed decision-making in clinical practice. Decision aids are especially useful when there is low previous patient knowledge, when there is scientific uncertainty about the best option, when clinical guidelines recommend shared decision making, and when there is a need to reduce regional practice variations.
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