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Working with interpreters: the challenges of introducing Option Grid patient decision aids

Wood, Fiona ORCID:, Phillips, Katie, Edwards, Adrian ORCID: and Glyn, Elwyn 2017. Working with interpreters: the challenges of introducing Option Grid patient decision aids. Patient Education and Counseling 100 (3) , pp. 456-464. 10.1016/j.pec.2016.09.016

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Objective We aimed to observe how an Option GridTM decision aid for clinical encounters might be used where an interpreter is present, and to assess the impact of its use on shared decision making. Methods Data were available from three clinical consultations between patient, clinician (a physiotherapist), and interpreter about knee osteoarthritis. Clinicians were trained in the use of an Option Grid decision aid and the tool was used. Consultations were audio-recorded, transcribed, and translated by independent translators into English. Results Analysis revealed the difficulties with introducing a written decision aid into an interpreted consultation. The extra discussion needed between the clinician and interpreter around the principles and purpose of shared decision making and instructions regarding the Option Grid decision aid proved challenging and difficult to manage. Discussion of treatment options while using an Option Grid decision aid was predominantly done between clinician and interpreter. The patient appeared to have little involvement in discussion of treatment options. Conclusion Patients were not active participants within the discussion. Further work needs to be done on how shared decision making can be achieved within interpreted consultations. Practice Implications Option Grid decision aids are not being used as intended in interpreted consultations.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interpreted consultations; Shared Decision Making; Patient Decision Aids; Discourse analysis; Health Literacy; Lay / professional interaction.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0738-3991
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 October 2016
Date of Acceptance: 21 September 2016
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 20:31

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