The Decisional Conflict Scale is a 16-item measure that captures uncertainty in making choices related to health, the factors contributing to this uncertainty, and an individual's self-perceived satisfaction in the decision. The measure includes items related to how decisions are informed by risks and benefits and how decisions align with personal values.
Geographies Tested: Canada
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adults
Now, thinking about the choice you (are about to makejust made), please look at the following comments some people make when deciding about (treatment, screening, etc.) Please, show how strongly you agree or disagree with these comments by CIRCLING THE NUMBER from 1 (strongly agree) to 5 (strongly disagree) that best shows how you feel about the decision you (are about to makejust made).
*Items are reverse scored
Strongly agree - 1
Agree - 2
Neither agree or disagree - 3
Disagree - 4
Strongly disagree - 5
Items are summed to create a scale. Higher scores indicate higher decisional conflict.
O'Connor, A. M. (1995). Validation of a Decisional Conflict Scale. Medical Decision Making, 15, 25-30. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272989X9501500105
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