DECISION AID TOOLS IN OBSTETRIC CARE: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW


Arslan I., KOPTUR A.

8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI), Sevilla, Spain, 16 - 20 November 2015, pp.3252-3257 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Sevilla
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.3252-3257
  • Keywords: Obstetrics, Decision Aid Tools, Health Education, Computer Based Decision Making, Patient-Centered Care, RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL, REPEAT CESAREAN-SECTION, BREAST-CANCER, VAGINAL BIRTH, PATIENT, CHILDBIRTH, PHYSICIANS, WOMEN, PREFERENCES, BARRIERS
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Support for a model of shared medical decision making, in which clinicians and women openly discuss the risks and benefits of their options, reveal their preferences and jointly make a decision, is a growing expectation in obstetric care. Selection of the most effective decision support tools to assist in these important decision encounters will be paramount for a genuine shift from paternalism to partnership in health care. Different types of decision aid tools have focused on improving knowledge as well as minimizing anxiety and decreasing decisional conflict, while aiming to clarify values, improve patient satisfaction, promote active participation in decision making and facilitate the counseling task of health professionals. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic literature review to evaluate the effectiveness of different decision aid tools on knowledge, anxiety, decisional conflict, final choice and final outcome, in the specific context of pregnancy and birth.