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Validation of the Trust in the Surgical Decision Scale

  • November 16, 2021

This article, funded in-part by a CRICO grant, aimed to develop and validate a short measure of trust in the surgical decision making process.


By using a 14-item trust scale created in part by using web survey input from knee, back, and hip surgery patients the researchers were able to create a shorter 5 item list. These two versions were then validated among the participants by using a shared decision-making process score. The shorter list of 5 items achieved an overall higher positive correlation with the shared decision making score, suggesting that this list is highly reliable to use with patients who underwent common orthopedic surgeries.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Brodney S , Sepucha K , Fowler FJ Jr., Valentine KD, Barry M J. Validation of the trust in the surgical decision scale. Annals of Surgery. [published online ahead of print, 2020 Nov 16]. November 16, 2020. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004352.