Increased likelihood of irrational decisions and framing effect in multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • People with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis have intact pre-decisional information sampling but are more likely to make irrational decisions.

Why this matters

    Reduced decision-making abilities have been reported in people with multiple sclerosis, and this can be problematic when engaging in shared decision making for disease management. The observation that people with multiple sclerosis may make irrational decisions suggests that health professionals should communicate disease-related information in an unambiguous way when discussing treatment options.