A New Video Aid for Communicating Risk in the Treatment of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Balancing risks of immune suppressive medications against risk of chronic disease is challenging for clinicians and families. Available aids commonly lack comparative information needed to inform treatment decisions. We developed a simple video aid to illustrate competing risks associated with medications and underlying disease in context of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Those who viewed the video aid had more realistic risk perceptions than those who did not view it. The video aid is adaptable for other conditions. It required only commonly accessible software and little cost, thereby making an aid of this style an attractive option for health care professionals interested in communicating comparative risk data to patients.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Short Communication: Gastroenterology: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Source Type: research

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