This multi-site study is implementing a decision support tool called B.R.E.A.S.T. Choice and testing its effectiveness in clinical practice. B.R.E.A.S.T. Choice helps women considering a mastectomy decide whether or not to have breast reconstruction, and which breast reconstruction option is best for them.
Myckatyn T.M., Parikh R.P., Lee C., Politi M.C. (2020) Challenges and Solutions for the Implementation of Shared Decision-making in Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020;8(2):e2645. Published 2020 Feb 6. doi:10.1097/GOX.0000000000002645
Politi, M.C., Lee, C.N., Philpott-Streiff, S.E., et al. (2020) A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the BREASTChoice Tool for Personalized Decision Support About Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy. Ann Surg. 271(2):230-237. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000003444
Hasak J.M., Myckatyn, T.M., Grabinski, V.F., Philpott, S.E., Parikh, R.P., Politi, M.C. (2017) Stakeholders’ Perspectives on Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction: Recognizing Ways to Improve Shared Decision Making. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 5(11):e1569. doi:10.1097/GOX.0000000000001569
The earlier project developing the tool was supported by the Siteman Investment Program (SIP) Research Development Funds.
The current project implementing the tool is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, R18 HS026699.