Plain language summaries

We developed these plain language summaries of published research papers to make our research accessible to the public, and patients and their families. Bookmark this page as we will be adding more over time!

Development and Acceptability of a Patient Decision Aid for Pain Management in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: the JIA Option Map

Youth with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) often feel pain and they try many pain treatments such as medications, physical or psychological treatments. Choosing treatments can be hard for families and health care providers do not always provide information on pain treatments.

Our team is developing the JIA Option Map, a tool that presents information on pain treatments based on personal preferences. The tool brings patients through a five-step process where they explain current pain and treatments, identify preferences, and up to thirty pain treatments are suggested. More information is available about each pain treatment and patients are asked to develop a plan to use the treatments.

We co-developed and delivered this video with patient partners to provide a plain language explanation of the JIA Option Map – check it out!

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