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Implementing Shared Decision Making In Clinical Practice: Outcomes of a New Shared Decision Making Aid for Chronic Inflammatory Arthritis Patients

Yasser EM1,3*, Maha El Gaafary2, Sally Sayed3, Deborah Palmer4 and Ihab Ahmed5

1Department of Rheumatology, King’s College, London, UK

2Department of Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UK

3Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Ain Shams University, UK

4North Middlesex University Hospital, London, UK

5Department of Internal Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

*Corresponding Author:
Yasser El Miedany
Consultant Rheumatologist
Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford
Kent, England, DA2 8DA, UK
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Received date: July 18, 2016; Accepted date: July 23, 2016; Published date: July 30, 2016

Citation: Yasser EM, Gaafary ME, Sayed S, Palmer D, Ahmed I (2016) Implementing Shared Decision Making In Clinical Practice: Outcomes of a New Shared Decision Making Aid for Chronic Inflammatory Arthritis Patients. J Pat Care 2:117. doi:10.4172/2573-4598.1000117

Copyright: © 2016 Yasser EM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Objective: To develop and evaluate an evidence-based shared decision making (SDM) aid for patients with chronic arthritic conditions to inform them about the pros and cons of their treatment options and to help them make an informed shared decision.

Methods:A multidisciplinary team defined criteria for the SDM as to design, medical content and functionality, particularly for elderly users. Development was according to the international standard (IPDAS). 174 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis, who were either treated or not yet treated, evaluated the tool, in a randomized controlled study, in comparison to control group composed of 171 patients treated according to standard methods.

Results: The SDM aid was developed to offer information about the disease, the risks and benefits of treatment. 98% of the patients included reported comprehensibility of >85/100. There was no significant difference between the online and paper format SDM aids. The patients’ adherence to anti-rheumatic therapy was significantly (p<0.1) higher in the SDM group, whereas stopping DMARDs for intolerability was significantly (p<0.01) higher in the control group at 12 months of treatment.

Conclusion:This evidence-based SDM aid for inflammatory arthritis patients, developed according to IPDAS criteria, was found to be a simple, user-friendly tool which can be implemented in standard clinical practice. It offered the chronic arthritis patients evidence-based information about the pros and cons of treatment options, improved patients’ understanding of the disease, communication with their treating clinician as well as ability to make an informed decision.


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