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Pulling Women from the River

A visit with Tina Bloom, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

By Jessica Huang
Published: - Topics: nursing research stress health prototype

Using Pair-wise Comparisons

Topics: pairways internet

A unique feature of Bloom’s decision aid is the way it helps women to rank their priorities. “What we’re doing is pair-wise comparisons,” she explains. The woman uses a slider to compare different factors: feelings for her partner versus concerns for her children, concerns for her children versus privacy, and so forth. Each woman has a chance to weigh all of the important factors in her life, so that she can make the best decisions.