By clicking on an interactive decision, you can get hands-on experience with CBSSM's innovative research in behavioral health and medical decision making. Each scenario turns a recent research finding into a decision that a patient or a policy maker might face.In our interactive decisions, we:
Clinical topics range widely and have included paraplegia, renal disease, immunization, infertility, HIV/AIDS, cancer, women's health, organ transplants, and colostomy.
CBSSM's interactive decisions can be controversial, but they're always stimulating. Read, decide, click - and get a full commentary on the implications of your decisions!
A full archive of our interactive decisions can be found here.
Imagine that you have just been diagnosed with high cholesterol. You are asked to decide whether or not take a type of drug called a statin to lower your cholesterol. In order to help you decide, you are given information about the risk and benefits of taking statins.
On the following page, consider 4 different formats for presenting the risks and benefits. Please answer the following multiple choice question.
What do subjects need to know in order to agree to participate in research? An informed consent document is assumed to communicate the essential information, but it is not clear how carefully research participants read these documents.