Funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Funding Year: 2011
A current priority for VA research is "Healthcare Informatics to Improve Veteran Care Healthcare." This priority area recognizes the critical importance of developing effective technological tools for Veterans to improve their understanding of and capacity to be actively involved in shared decision making about key health issues. Making The Choice - VA will develop new materials specifically for VA patients who have prostate cancer. The tool will help in shared and informed decision-making related to prostate cancer treatment options and outcomes.
Aim 1. Develop a web-based platform that will support informed shared decision making for patients. The focus will be prostate cancer treatment options.
Aim 2. Use values clarification method, conjoint analysis, in this first iteration of the platform.
Angela Fagerlin (PI)