Publications

Faculty and staff at the Health Decision Sciences Center frequently publish their research in peer-reviewed journals. A selection of these published works is available below.

Hinsberg L, Marques F, Leavitt L, Skubisz C, Sepucha K, Wasfy JH. Comparing the effectiveness of two different decision aids for stable chest discomfort. Coron Artery Dis. 2018 May; 29(3):230-236. PMID: 29084041.

Sepucha KR, Abhyankar P, Hoffman AS, Bekker HL, LeBlanc A, Levin CA, Ropka M, Shaffer VA, Sheridan SL, Stacey D, Stalmeier P, Vo H, Wills CE, Thomson R. Standards for UNiversal reporting of patient Decision Aid Evaluation studies: the development of SUNDAE Checklist. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 May; 27(5):380-388. PMID: 29269567.

Mangla M, Cha TD, Dorrwachter JM, Freiberg AA, Leavitt LJ, Rubash HE, Simmons LH, Wendell EL, Sepucha KR. Increasing the use of patient decision aids in orthopaedic care: results of a quality improvement project. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 May; 27(5):347-354. PMID: 29175855.

Sepucha, K, Atlas S, Chang Y,  Dorrwachter J, Freiberg A,  Mangla M,  Rubash H, Simmons L, Cha T. Patient Decision Aids Improve Decision Quality and Patient Experience and Reduce Surgical Rates in Routine Orthopaedic Care: A Prospective Cohort Study. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery; 2017;99(15):1253-1260.

Sepucha K, Simmons L, Barry M. Edgman-Levitan S, Licurse A, Chaguturu S. Ten Years, Forty Decision Aids, And Thousands Of Patient Uses: Shared Decision Making At Massachusetts General Hospital. Health Affairs; 2016;35(4):630-6.

Simmons L, Leavitt L, Ray A, Fosburgh B, Sepucha K. Shared decision making in common chronic conditions: impact of a resident training workshop. Teaching and learning in medicine. 2016 Apr 2;28(2):202-9.

Sepucha KR and Scholl, I. Measuring Shared Decision Making: A Review of Constructs, Measures, and Opportunities for Cardiovascular Care Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes, 2014; 7(4):620-6.

Sepucha KR, Feibelmann S, Abdu WA, Clay CF, Cosenza C, Kearing S, Levin CA, Atlas SJ.  Psychometric Evaluation of a Decision Quality Instrument for Treatment of Lumbar Herniated Disc. Spine, 2012;37(18):1609-16.

Lee C, Chang Y, Adimorah N, Belkora J, Moy B, Partridge A, Ollila D, Sepucha K. Decision making about surgery for early stage breast cancer.  J Am Coll Surg 2012; 214(1):1-10.

Sepucha K, Stacey D, Clay C, Chang Y, Cosenza C, Dervin G, Dorrwachter J, Feibelmann S, Katz JN, Kearing S, Malchau H, Taljaard M, Tomek I, Tugwell P, Levin C. Decision quality instrument for treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis: a psychometric evaluation.  BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 2011; 12(1):149.

Fowler FJ, Levin C, Sepucha K. Informing and Involving Patients to Improve the Quality of Medical Decisions. Health Affairs, 2011; 30(4):699-706.

Sepucha KR. Using Management Science and Engineering to Improve Cancer Care Delivery.  Report prepared for National Cancer Institute; 2010 Nov 11.

Sepucha K, Fagerlin A, Couper M, et al. How does feeling informed relate to being informed? Results from the DECISIONS study. Medical Decision Making, 2010; 30(5 Suppl):65S-76S.

Sepucha K and Belkora J. Importance of Decision Quality in Breast Cancer Care. Psicooncologia, 2010; 7(2-3):313-28.

Feibelmann S, Yang TS, Uzogara EE, Sepucha K. What does it take to have sustained use of decision aids? A programme evaluation for the Breast Cancer Initiative. Health Expect, 2010; 14 (Suppl 1): 85-95.

Lee C, Barry M, Cosenza C, et al. Development of instruments to measure the quality of breast cancer treatment decisions. Health Expect, 2010; 13(3):258-72.

Lee C, Hultman S, Sepucha K. Do patients and providers agree about the most important facts and goals for breast reconstruction decisions? Ann of Plas Surg, 2010; 64(5):563-6.

Lee C, Hultman S, Sepucha K. What are patients’ goals and concerns about breast reconstruction after mastectomy? Ann Plast Surg, 2010; 64(5):567-9.

Sepucha K, Ozanne E. How to define and measure concordance between patients’ preferences and medical treatments:  A systematic review of approaches and recommendations for standardization. Patient Education and Counseling, 2010; 78(1):12-23.

Collins ED, Moore C, Clay K, Kearing S, OConnor AM, Llewellyn-Thomas H, Barth R, Sepucha K. Can Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer Make an Informed Decision for Mastectomy? Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2009; 27(4):519-25.

Sepucha K, Levin C, Uzogara E, Barry M, O’Connor A, Mulley A. Developing instruments to measure the quality of decisions: Early results for a set of symptom-driven decisions. Patient Education and Counseling, 2008; 73(3):504-510.

Silvia KA, Ozanne EM, Sepucha KR. Implementing breast cancer decision aids in community sites: barriers and resources. Health Expect, 2008; 11:46-53.

Sepucha K, Ozanne E, Silvia K, Partridge A, Mulley A. An approach to measuring the quality of breast cancer decisions. Patient Education and Counseling, 2007; 65(2):261-269.

Siliva KA, Sepucah KR. Decision aids in routine practice: lessons from the breast cancer initiative. Health Expect, 2006; 9:255-264.

Sepucha, KR, Fowler, FJ Jr., et al.  Policy support for patient-centered care: the need for measurable improvements in decision quality.  Health Affairs (Milwood) 2004 Suppl Web Exclusive: VAR54-62.