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  • Statins for heart disease risk: yes or no?

    OHRI

    This patient decision aid helps people who have not had a heart attack or stroke decide on whether or not to start a statin. It facilitates the process by outlining and comparing the three options: start a statin, follow a Mediterranean diet, and be physically active several times a week.

  • Psoriasis (plaque type): medication options.

    OHRI

    This patient decision aid helps people with plaque psoriasis decide on treatment options. It facilitates the process by outlining and comparing the four medication options: methotrexate, ciclosporin, acitretin, and no oral treatment.

  • Lung cancer screening: yes or no?

    OHRI

    This patient decision aid helps people with a high risk of lung cancer: smokers or ex-smokers (quit less than 15 years ago), aged 55 to 80, who have smoked at least 1 pack a day for 30 years decide on whether or not to get screening by outlining and comparing the two options.

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Facing a difficult health choice? Decision aids can help.

Hamilton, ON - August 30, 2017

The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal now features patient decision aids to help support older adults and caregivers with important decisions involving health care. Learn more.

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