Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Balancing the presentation of information and options in patient decision aids: an updated review

Abhyankar, Purva, Volk, Robert J., Blumenthal-Barby, Jennifer, Bravo, Paulina, Buchholz, Angela, Ozanne, Elissa, Vidal, Dale, Col, Nananda and Stalmeier, Peep 2013. Balancing the presentation of information and options in patient decision aids: an updated review. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 13 (S2) , S6. 10.1186/1472-6947-13-S2-S6

[thumbnail of 1472-6947-13-S2-S6.pdf]
PDF - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (636kB) | Preview


Standards for patient decision aids require that information and options be presented in a balanced manner; this requirement is based on the argument that balanced presentation is essential to foster informed decision making. If information is presented in an incomplete/non-neutral manner, it can stimulate cognitive biases that can unduly affect individuals’ knowledge, perceptions of risks and benefits, and, ultimately, preferences. However, there is little clarity about what constitutes balance, and how it can be determined and enhanced. We conducted a literature review to examine the theoretical and empirical evidence related to balancing the presentation of information and options.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Theoretical Rationale;Probability Format;Patient Decision;Display Format;Balance Manner
Publisher: Biomed Central Ltd
ISSN: 1472-6947
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 November 2018
Last Modified: 03 May 2023 01:41

Citation Data

Cited 62 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics