BioMed Central Musculoskeletal Disorders
Geisel School of Medicine
A high quality decision requires that patients who meet clinical criteria for surgery are informed about the options (including non-surgical alternatives) and receive treatments that match their goals. The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties and clinical sensibility of a patient self report instrument, to measure the quality of decisions about total joint replacement for knee or hip osteoarthritis.
Sepucha KR, Stacey D, Clay CF, Chang Y, Cosenza C, Dervin G, Dorrwachter J, Feibelmann S, Katz JN, Kearing SA, Malchau H, Taljaard M, Tomek I, Tugwell P, Levin CA. Decision quality instrument for treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis: a psychometric evaluation. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011 Jul 5;12:149. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-12-149. PMID: 21729315; PMCID: PMC3146909.
Dartmouth Digital Commons Citation
Sepucha, Karen R.; Stacey, Dawn; Clay, Catharine F.; and Chang, Yuchiao, "Decision Quality Instrument for Treatment of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: A Psychometric Evaluation" (2011). Dartmouth Scholarship. 655.