Understanding Stroke

Surrogate decision makers of stroke patients are often unprepared to make critical decisions on life-sustaining treatments. This web-based, patient-centered, tailored decision aid includes general information about stroke, outcomes (prognostic information and recovery), in-hospital and life-sustaining treatments, decision making and values clarification, post-hospital care, tips for talking to the health care team, and a summary report. Preliminary usability testing received generally favorable feedback.