Physician Awareness for Preferred Level of Involvement in Decision Making

Waitlist Available · 18+ · Female · Maywood, IL

Physician Awareness of Patients' Preferred Level of Involvement in Decision Making

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About the trial for Preferred Level of Involvement in Decision Making

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Physician Awareness is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Physician Awareness
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.
Usual Care


This trial is for female patients aged 18 and older. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
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Must be able to read, speak and write in English
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: 1 day visit
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 1 day visit
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: 1 day visit.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Physician Awareness will improve 1 primary outcome in patients with Preferred Level of Involvement in Decision Making. Measurement will happen over the course of 1 day visit.

Discordance rate for the Control Preference Scale
The Control Preference Scale assesses patients' preferences for involvement in decision-making. The scale ranks patients' preferences for involvement in their healthcare as either active, collaborative, or passive. Patients' CPS responses will be compared between the intervention and usual care cohorts.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
T. P.
Prof. Thythy Pham, Assistant Professor
Loyola University

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Can preferred level of involvement in decision making be cured?

It is impossible to cure the decision-making ability of patients in the advanced stages of schizophrenia. Most patients can make an informed decision based on what is best for them. A patient's perceived role in healthcare decisions can be affected by a variety of factors, but not all patients have lower preferences in certain areas of care. The role of the patient in healthcare decisions can be controlled by providing information on the patient's preferences.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is preferred level of involvement in decision making?

We found little empirical support to use an index of patient involvement as a measure in predicting which type of practitioner would be chosen. We propose that the choice of practitioner is based on the person's preferences rather than on their involvement, though to what extent varies with the individual characteristics of each person.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are common treatments for preferred level of involvement in decision making?

Patients should have the best available information available. All of this raises the issue of how best clinicians discuss the risks and benefits of treatment and can lead to the patient making treatment choices.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What causes preferred level of involvement in decision making?

Preferred level of involvement in decision making differed between families with and without a first-degree relative with early onset schizophrenia. This finding suggests that perceived risk from relatives play some role in individual's decisions to seek help and seek support for this illness. In families with a first-degree relative who has schizophrenia, it is helpful for patients, clinicians, and family members to learn to recognize early signs of psychosis in young family members with as yet undiagnosed schizophrenia to improve early diagnosis and support and prevent the onset of psychosis.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the signs of preferred level of involvement in decision making?

Results from a recent paper suggest that preference for a DSH is not related to the absence of advanced healthcare plans or to a patient's age. When a person does not wish to choose the DSH, age and advanced healthcare plans could be used to explain the preference.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How many people get preferred level of involvement in decision making a year in the United States?

Almost half of adults say their decision making is more accurate if health care decision making is based on individual preference rather than formal medical guidelines. Understanding patient preferences can be critical to improving health care decisions and improving patient satisfaction.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Has physician awareness proven to be more effective than a placebo?

There exists a misconception that physician-initiated PN has shown to be more effective than a placebo. A metaanalysis of the three studies indicated that the combined data is insufficient to prove PN as more effective than a placebo in reducing postoperative infectious complications.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Have there been other clinical trials involving physician awareness?

Most physicians do not participate in clinical trials because of factors other than lack of motivation, lack of trial-based knowledge or unfamiliarity with clinical trial procedures.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What does physician awareness usually treat?

Physicians reported varying levels of awareness of ACOG practice guidelines for the treatment of uncomplicated gleevec-induced thrombocytopenia in a sample of adult chronic myelogenous leukemia patients.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the common side effects of physician awareness?

It seems that one of the reasons that more men are seeking out primary care physicians is for their own personal health reasons. It seems that most men do want physicians to give them a great deal of information related to their own wellness, but they are unwilling to discuss this information with a physician until they suffer from a health problem. It may be that men will continue to be involved even when the issues of their health are no longer a concern.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How does physician awareness work?

There were no statistically significant associations between physician awareness of PPCO and their patients' preferences regarding the extent to which patients had a role in PPCO decision making. A limitation of study design was the inability of patients and health professionals to evaluate their own awareness of PPCO. Further studies are needed to examine patient preferences relating to PPCO awareness and the impact on decisions regarding PPCO care.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Does preferred level of involvement in decision making run in families?

Shared decision making is becoming more common throughout health care. The preferred level of involvement in decision making appears not to run in families. However, there is a discrepancy between family members' preferred level of involvement in decision making in some domains, especially when there are more family members present (two or more generations). This warrants further investigation.

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