Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation

Our colleague Lionel Adisso publishes an article on sex and gender considerations in interventions to promote shared decision-making

In order to assess sex and gender terminology in shared decision making (SDM) intervention studies, the authors conducted a secondary analysis of an existing Cochrane review on SDM interventions. They extracted study characteristics and their use of sex, gender, or related terms. They assessed the correct use of sex and gender terms using three criteria: non-binary use, use of appropriate categories, and non-interchangeable use of sex and gender. The words sex and gender were used non-interchangeably in 16 of the 83 studies in which sex and/or gender and/or related terms were mentioned. No studies met all three criteria. The results of this study suggest that there is an urgent need for standardized use of sex and gender terms and concepts before these considerations can be properly integrated into research on the implementation of SDM. Click here to read more.

By Titilayo Agbadje, 28/10/2020