CREDIBLE Criteria - Patient Decision Aids - Ottawa Health Research Institute
Posted Nov 18 2008 12:17am
CREDIBLE Criteria - Patient Decision Aids: "CREDIBLE Criteria What is the Purpose of the C.R.E.D.I.B.L.E. Criteria? The CREDIBLE Criteria were developed as part of the Cochrane Systematic Review of Patient Decision Aids. They provide a summary of some key indicators that provide confidence in the credibility of decision aid content." What are the Criteria?
C - Competently developed: * Are the essential components that promote quality decision-making included? * Are the credentials of developers included in the decision aid or supporting materials? * Is the development process adequate? A complete development process includes a needs assessment and review by a panel of experts and a panel of potential users.
R - Recently updated: * Does the developer have an update policy or evidence review process that is continuous or at least every two years?
E - Evidence-based: * Is there a link to an evidence review group or is the process that was used to identify and appraise evidence described? * Are references to scientific studies or systematic overviews used to support statements describing benefits/harms?
DI - Disclosure of conflicts of Interest: * Is there disclosure of sponsorship and conflict of interest?
BL - BaLanced presentation of options, benefits, and harms: * Is there a balanced presentation of potential harms and benefits? * Do the majority of users find it balanced?
E - decision aid is Efficacious at improving decision making: * Do evaluations show that the decision aid improves knowledge? * Do evaluations show that the decision aid is acceptable to users? * Do evaluations show other benefits? * Do evaluations show that it was free from adverse effects? * Do evaluations include a randomized controlled trial?
This is an excellent format to use when you need to judge the reliability of a medical study or website !