It is difficult for doctors and families to weigh the dangers of immunosuppressive medicines against the risk of chronic illness. Comparative information is frequently lacking in available aids, which is required to inform treatment options. In the context of juvenile inflammatory bowel illness, researchers created a simple visual aid to demonstrate conflicting risks linked with medicines and underlying disease. Those who saw the video assistance perceived risk in a more realistic manner than those who did not. The video assistance can be adapted for use in different situations.

It required just generally available software and was inexpensive, making this kind of aid appealing to health care providers interested in conveying comparative risk statistics to patients.