The field tests in the last year show that the items on the whole are performing as intended, and patients find the surveys acceptable and feasible. There is growing interest in the research community to use these instruments, and we have been exploring interest in clinical community to extend their use.
Posted in Decision Quality, Directed Research, Patient Knowledge, Patient Preferences
Tagged breast cancer, colorectal cancer screening, decision quality instruments, depression, herniated disc, hip osteoarthritis, knee osteoarthritis, menopause, MGH
The main goal of the project was to determine how older adults weigh their experience with mental health treatment against provided outcome data about the effectiveness of psychotherapy among older adults.
Depression can have a major impact on a person's life, but there are several treatment approaches that may help people. To give people with depression guidance on how to work with their health care providers to choose the best approaches for them, the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation has developed a Shared Decision-Making® program called Coping with Symptoms of Depression.
Posted in Mental Health Programs
Tagged antidepressants, CBT, clinical depression, cognitive-behavioral therapy, depression, depression counseling, interpersonal therapy, MAOIs, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, PHQ-9, problem-solving therapy, psychotherapist, psychotherapy, self help for depression, SNRIs, SSRIs, St. John's Wort, transcranial magnetic stimulation
As we get older, we become more prone to certain health issues such as hearing and vision problems, depression and chronic pain. To help people manage these common health concerns, the Foundation has developed a Shared Decision-Making® program called Growing Older, Staying Well.
Posted in General Health Programs
Tagged aging, chronic pain, depression, fall prevention, geriatrics, hearing aids, incontinence, insomnia, medication problems, memory loss, Shared Decision-Making® programs, sleep problems, vision problems