By using a 14-item trust scale created in part by using web survey input from knee, back, and hip surgery patients the researchers were able to create a shorter 5 item list. These two versions were then validated among the participants by using a shared decision-making process score. The shorter list of 5 items achieved an overall higher positive correlation with the shared decision making score, suggesting that this list is highly reliable to use with patients who underwent common orthopedic surgeries.

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Brodney S , Sepucha K , Fowler FJ Jr., Valentine KD, Barry M J. Validation of the trust in the surgical decision scale. Annals of Surgery. [published online ahead of print, 2020 Nov 16]. November 16, 2020. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004352.

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