Development of a Draft Core Set of Domains for Measuring Shared Decision Making in Osteoarthritis: An OMERACT Working Group on Shared Decision Making

K. Toupin-April*, J. Barton, L. Fraenkel, L. Li, V. Grandpierre, F. Guillemin, T. Rader, D. Stacey, F. Légaré, J. Jull, J. Petkovic, M. Scholte-Voshaar, V. Welch, A. Lyddiatt, C. Hofstetter, M. de Wit, L. March, T. Meade, R. Christensen, C. Gaujoux-VialaM.E. Suarez-Almazor, A. Boonen, C. Pohl, R. Martin, P.S. Tugwell

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Objective. Despite the importance of shared decision making for delivering patient-centered care in rheumatology, there is no consensus on how to measure its process and outcomes. The aim of this Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) working group is to determine the core set of domains for measuring shared decision making in intervention studies in adults with osteoarthritis (OA), from the perspectives of patients, health professionals, and researchers. Methods. We followed the OMERACT Filter 2.0 method to develop a draft core domain set by (1) forming an OMERACT working group; (2) conducting a review of domains of shared decision making; and (3) obtaining opinions of all those involved using a modified nominal group process held at a session activity at the OMERACT 12 meeting. Results. In all, 26 people from Europe, North America, and Australia, including 5 patient research partners, participated in the session activity. Participants identified the following domains for measuring shared decision making to be included as part of the draft core set: (1) identifying the decision, (2) exchanging information, (3) clarifying views, (4) deliberating, (5) making the decision, (6) putting the decision into practice, and (7) assessing the effect of the decision. Contextual factors were also suggested. Conclusion. We proposed a draft core set of shared decision-making domains for OA intervention research studies. Next steps include a workshop at OMERACT 13 to reach consensus on these proposed domains in the wider OMERACT group, as well as to detail subdomains and assess instruments to develop a core outcome measurement set.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2442-2447
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue number12
Early online date2 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2015

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