Due to the complexity of prenatal screening, researchers are creating a decision aid tool (a DVD and booklet) that can be mailed to patients prior to a first prenatal visit, making it accessible, private, and able to be shared with all decision makers. This project aims to provide a decision aid to pregnant women and their families, in order to decrease decisional tension and improve communication between patient and provider. We believe that a DVD format is the most effective communication medium to reach the target audience of all women receiving prenatal care at DHMC.
Posted in Decision Quality, Investigator-Initiated Research, Patient Decision Aids, Patient Knowledge, Patient Preferences, Patient Satisfaction, Robert Derzon Grants, SDM Implementation, Special Populations
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