Project Overview +

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 develops new materials specifically for VA patients who have prostate cancer. The tool helps in shared and informed decision-making related to prostate cancer treatment options and outcomes.

Aims +

Aim 1. Develop a web-based platform that supports informed shared decision making for patients. The focus is prostate cancer treatment options.

Aim 2. Use values clarification method and conjoint analysis, in this first iteration of the platform.

Participants +

There are no participants. This is not a study. The goal of this project is to create a platform for a decision-making tool.

Intervention +

Create a web-based, informed shared decision-making platform for prostate cancer treatment for VA patients. This platform can be used as a foundation for other health issues (e.g., colorectal cancer screening, chemotherapy options, cardiovascular risk), and other decision-making approaches.