- Primary Investigator:
- Primary Location:
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, VA Health Services Research & Development Center of Excellence
- Grant Type & Year:
Robert Derzon Fall 2010
The present research will attempt to shed light on this issue by asking participants to read a prostate cancer decision aid and then engage in either a deliberative or intuitive decision making strategy prior to making a treatment decision. Decision quality will be measured using value-decision correspondence, feelings about the decision (e.g., confidence) and cancer-related anxiety.
The present research has two specific aims:
Specific aim 1: Determine how encouraging patients to use intuitive vs. deliberative processing styles impacts medical decisions, values correspondence and feelings about those decisions.
Specific aim 2: Determine how analyzing reasons for a decision after a decision has been made can impact how patients feel, irrespective of whether that decision was initially based on a feeling or on a deliberative process.