Behavioral Changes Clinical Trial
Effects of the Use of Multi Criterion Decision Analysis (MCDA) on Decision Quality in an Online Delphi
|Contact||Amy I Price, PhD|
|Phone||0208 884 2282|
|Status||Not yet recruiting|
|Start date||April 2018|
|Completion date||August 2018|
To examine the effects of using decision support tools during the online Delphi process.
The purpose of this exploratory work is to develop improved methods for building a protocol
for a participatory randomized controlled trial. An online Delphi will be combined with an
embedded trial testing the effectiveness of a decision support tool. This method provides for
consensus building and collaborative problem-solving which is informed, and participatory.
The online Delphi offers involvement and confidentiality thus sidestepping the complications
of power imbalances and undue influence as respondents contribute anonymously.
The embedded trial was considered after the building of a database of existing online trials and conducting a descriptive analysis" Creating a database of Internet-based clinical trials to support a public-led research programme: A descriptive analysis, followed by the completion of a systematic overview of systematic overviews, "Patient and Public Involvement in Clinical Trials Design: An Overview of Systematic Reviews" and followed this with an analysis of "Self-Management Open Online Trials in Health"(In review). The results included a lack of standardization, insufficient guidance for implementation and significant research reporting weaknesses. Decision-making support tools may improve decision quality.
This embedded trial will be implemented in an online Delphi to come to the consensus about what declarations and methods to include when building a participatory online trials protocol.