The ANSWER tool will be an online interactive site that will help promote shared decision making between patients and their doctors. ANSWER will also be a decision support tool that will help educate patients about their condition and recommended medication. The ANSWER project will focus on a particular type of medication called Methotrexate, which is used to treat a chronic disease called Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The online interactive website will contain scenes mirroring the experiences and situations of people with Rheumatoid Arthritis when making decisions about their treatment. After navigating through the ANSWER tool and finding out information they need, the user will then fill out a questionnaire that will indicate where they are in their decision making process. The tool will also generate a printable takeaway from the completed questionnaire, which the user can then use to address specific concerns with their doctor.