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dc.contributor.authorThomson, Patriciaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDowding, Dawnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSwanson, Vivienen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBland, Richarden_UK
dc.contributor.authorMair, Chrisen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMorrison, Audreyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Anneen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBeechey, Claireen_UK
dc.contributor.authorNiven, Catherineen_UK
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the piloting of a computerised decision aid that provides individualised information about hypertension to patients. The program is based on decision analysis, using decision trees as a way of structuring information. It incorporates the Framingham risk equation to assess a users' risk of coronary artery disease, together with a detailed assessment of the patient's current lifestyle and their willingness to change behaviour. Users of the program can decide how much or how little information they access. The program assesses individual's preferences for different treatment outcomes, before providing them with guidance on what might be the best treatment option for them. The program was evaluated by 10 patients with a diagnosis of mild to moderate hypertension and 8 health care professionals. Overall, both health care professionals and patients assessed the program positively. The use of a decision aid based on decision analysis may be a useful way of providing information to patients in order to promote shared decision making.en_UK
dc.publisherElsevier B.V. / European Society of Cardiologyen_UK
dc.relationThomson P, Dowding D, Swanson V, Bland R, Mair C, Morrison A, Taylor A, Beechey C & Niven C (2006) A computerised guidance tree (decision aid) for hypertension, based on decision analysis: Development and preliminary evaluation. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 5 (2), pp. 146-149.
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dc.subjectDecision aidsen_UK
dc.subjectDecision analysisen_UK
dc.subjectHypertension therapyen_UK
dc.subjectHypertension diagnosisen_UK
dc.subjectMedical technologyen_UK
dc.titleA computerised guidance tree (decision aid) for hypertension, based on decision analysis: Development and preliminary evaluationen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleEuropean Journal of Cardiovascular Nursingen_UK
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dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Post Qual - Stirling - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Yorken_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
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