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Table 1 Theory-based features of PainAPP

From: Improving patient-provider communication about chronic pain: development and feasibility testing of a shared decision-making tool

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Optimize representation All preference items and content were derived from and organized by experienced patients
Include all potentially appropriate options and their attributes All relevant attributes of all options are shown to patients
Suspend selection of an initially favored option (pre-selection) Start by focusing only on attributes, not options. Introduce options afterwards
Remind decision maker of the array of values Includes activities that require attention to the complete array of values (broad and narrow): choosing, ranking, rating
Facilitate weighting of attributes Force selection of top 3, then ranking, then rating of each subcomponent.