Data collection

From simple multiple-choice questions to more complex structured questionnaires.

Data collection

Our on-line patient questionnaires enable study participants to complete measures on a range of different devices.

It's also possible for research staff or participating medical professionals to conduct patient interviews over the telephone or face to face, and fill in case reports on behalf of a patient.

Questionnaires are presented in a clean and logical wizard form, and we can adapt the look and feel to the branding of your organisation.

We can also provide consultancy to help translate existing paper measures into a suitable form for on-line.

We can offer a wide variety of measure interfaces, from simple form elements to bespoke interactive interfaces. Some examples include:

  • Simple multiple choice form elements: check boxes, radio buttons, select boxes
  • Free text elements including rich text interface tools if required
  • Multiple answer text elements, with the option to "Add Another"
  • Complex tabular data
  • Numeric Sliders
  • Date pickers
  • Complex interfaces such as calendars to collect last weeks drinking

In addition we can offer structural functionality such as:

  • Measures or wizard steps which are dependent on results of previous measures or participant data. For example filtering select options based on the participants geographical region, or skipping alcohol intake measures if the user has said they do not drink.

  • Measures which have scoring or calculations behind the scenes. For example calculating a participants BMI based on weight and height, or scoring an AUDIT questionnaire.

  • Screening based on baseline measure responses. For example exclusion of participants who fall below a risk threshold based on their answers to a health questionnaire.

  • Feedback steps at the end of a questionnaire or within the questionnaire flow. An example would be feeding back to a participant that their answers so far show a high level of risk, and encouraging them to continue to give more detail.

  • Dynamic feedback within a measure. For example dynamically updating the total units and total cost of a drinking session as a user changes the number of glasses of wine drunk, or the size of the glass.