BioMed Central Musculoskeletal Disorders
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, Karen R.; Stacey, Dawn; Clay, Catharine F.; and Chang, Yuchiao, "Decision Quality Instrument for Treatment of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: A Psychometric Evaluation" (2011). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 655.