Research associated with Decision aids


Impact of a Plain Language Prostate Cancer Decision Aid on Decision Making


A demonstration of "less can be more" in risk graphics
Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Fagerlin A, Ubel PA. Medical Decision Making 2010;30(6):661-671.

Patients' knowledge about 9 common health conditions: The DECISIONS survey
Fagerlin A, Sepucha KR, Couper M, Levin CA, Singer E, Zikmund-Fisher BJ. Medical Decision Making 2010;30:35S-52S.

The DECISIONS study: A nationwide survey of United States adults regarding 9 common medical decisions
Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Couper M, Singer E, Levin CA, Fowler F, Ziniel S, Ubel P, Fagerlin A. Medical Decision Making 2010;30:20S-34S.


Testing whether decision aids introduce cognitive biases: Results of a randomized trial
Ubel PA, Smith DM, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Derry HA, McClure JB, Stark AT, Wiese C, Greene SM, Jankovic A, Fagerlin A. Patient Education and Counseling 2010;80:158-63.


Women's decisions regarding tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention: Responses to a tailored decision aid
Fagerlin A, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Hayes DF, Zweig SC, Smith DM, Nair V, Derry HA, McClure JB, Greene SM, Stark AT, Alford SH, Lantz PM. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2010;119:613-620.


Improving understanding of adjuvant therapy options by using simpler risk graphics
Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Fagerlin A, Ubel PA. Cancer 2008;113(12):3382-3390.


"If I'm better than average, then I'm ok?": Comparative information influences beliefs about risk and benefits.
Fagerlin A, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Ubel PA. Patient Education and Counseling 2007;69:140-144.


Validation of the subjective numeracy scale (SNS): Effects of low numeracy on comprehension of risk communications and utility elicitations.
Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Smith DM, Ubel PA, Fagerlin A. Medical Decision Making 2007;27(5):663-671.


Making numbers matter: Present and future research in risk communication.
Fagerlin A, Ubel PA, Smith DM, Zikmund-Fisher BJ. American Journal of Health Behavior 2007;31(Suppl. 1):S47-S56.

Evidence-based patient choice: A prostate cancer decision aid in plain language.
Fagerlin A, Holmes-Rovner M, Kelly-Blake K, Ohene-Frempong J, Rovner D, Stableford S, Wei JT. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005;5:16.

Patient education materials for prostate cancer: a critical review.
Fagerlin A, Holmes-Rovner M, Jentoft C, Rovner D, Stableford S, Wei JT. Annals of Internal Medicine 2004;140:721-728.

Press Coverage:

The DECISIONS Study in the news
October 17, 2010

Decision Aids for Health and Finance
February 04, 2010

At-Risk Women Unlikely to Take Tamoxifen
December 04, 2009