Impact of a Decision Aid Regarding Natural Health Products for Menopausal Symptoms
The aim of this study is to assess the impact of a patient decision aid regarding natural health products for menopausal symptoms on decisional conflict, knowledge and persistence for an option of women aged 45-64 years old. We are expecting a decrease in decisional conflict and an improvement on knowledge level. We are also expecting an intention to use the decision aid in the future and to discuss with the physician or pharmacist about the use, or the intention to use natural health products.
Decision Support Techniques
Behavioral: Decision aid
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
|Official Title:||A Patient Decision Aid Regarding Natural Health Products for Menopausal Symptoms:a Randomized Controlled Trial|
- Decisional conflict [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
- Knowledge [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
- Persistence for an option [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
- Intention to use for a future decision in the same area [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
- Intention to disclose use of natural health products to health professionals [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2006|
Health decision making is a process known to be difficult, specially in uncertainty context. Because of a lack of evidence, natural health products field remains uncertain. Decision aids (or decision support interventions) have been elaborated in the past for several health decisions and previous studies showed that they seem to be effective on reducing decisional conflict. Following a needs assessment with 40 women and 15 key informants, we developed a decision aid tool specific to the context of natural health products for menopause. In this study, we will assess its impact on decisional conflict, knowledge, persistence for an option, intention to use for a future decision in the same area, and intention to disclose use of natural health products to health professionals.
Comparison: An existing general information brochure on menopause compared to a decision aid tool that we developed based on the Ottawa Decision Support Framework.
|Hôpital St-François d'Assise-CHUQ|
|Quebec, Canada, G1L 3L5|
|Principal Investigator:||France Legare, MD, PhD,||Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, CHU de Québec|