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Table 1 Differences between decision aids

From: Head to head randomized trial of two decision aids for prostate cancer

Simple DA Complex DA
Comparison of benefits and side effects of treatment Comparison of benefits and side effects of treatment
Encouragement of active role in shared decision making Little discussion of shared decision making
Plain language (7th grade reading level) Standard language (> 9th grade reading level)
Patient testimonials None
Risks and benefits described as number of people out of 100 Side effect rates described as percentages
IPDASi score: 66/100 IPDASi score: 31/100