Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening decision aid

Source:
NHS RightCare
Publisher:
NHS RightCare
Publication date:
01 January 2017

Abstract

This decision aid is to help men aged 65 and over decide if they want to get screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm, also known as AAA or triple A. It is also for relatives, friends and health professionals who want to know more about AAA screening.

Screening is a process that helps to find apparently healthy people who are at increased risk of a disease or condition so that they can be offered further information, tests and treatment. The UK National Screening Committee supported the launch of the NHS AAA Screening Programme after evidence showed that screening should reduce the number of people who die from abdominal aortic aneurysm.

The information in this decision aid can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of screening, and the possible effects of your decision. Please click on the Continue button at the bottom of each page to work through the decision aid.