Web-based Patient Decision Aid (PtDA) to improve shared decision making about Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs)

To facilitate shared decision making in rheumatology, we developed a patient decision aid (PtDa) in co-creation with patients, rheumatologists and nurses. The PtDA consists of the following parts: [1] general information about Shared Decision-Making, inflammatory arthritis and DMARDs; [2] an application to compare particular DMARDs based on the suggestions of the rheumatologist; [3] exercises to gain insight in personal preferences, worries and questions; [4] a printed summary with patients’ notes, preferences, worries and questions, to be discussed with the rheumatologist at the next consultation. The PTDA is currently evaluated in a quasi-experimental study and can be seen at: www.reumamedicatiekeuzehulp.nl

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