To create a form:

  1. Go to [Study Name] > Forms.
  2. Click New Form.
  3. Select Form in the Form Type drop down (should be default
  4. Enter the name of the form and specify the form details.
  5. Click Add Question. A part where you can specify the question details will appear.
  6. Select Question Type and specify the question details.
    Add as many questions to the form as you want.
  7. Click Save Form.

Form Details

  • Introduction text - A form can contain an introduction text to inform or alert the clinical personnel/subjects of certain factors when filling the form.
  • Inclusion/exclusion form - A form marked as inclusion/exclusion form requires user to specify which answers will keep the subject included in the study. Inclusion/Exclusion form contains a fewer number of question types.
  • Calculate a score - A score form calculates a total score for subjects based on the individual answers.

Question Details

In SMART-TRIAL, you can select up to 17 pre-defined question types. Each question type contains:

  • Question text - Each question type requires you to specify the question text.

Question text is limited to 256 characters! If you need further elaboration or information upon your question, consider using Help Text or Information Text

  • Mandatory/Optional - Select whether the question is mandatory to answer or not.
  • Image as Question - Upload an image to your question.
  • Show rules - To modify the question visibility. To see more, please go to our Show rules article.
  • Validation rules - Enable to preventing self-inflicted errors during data entry by validate the provided answer to a e.g. manually defined min/max values. To see more, please go to our Validation rules article.
  • Advanced Options - Enable a help text to be shown under the question, save answer possibilities for re-use, Export Labels and more. To see more, please go to our Advanced Options article.

When creating a form:

  • Try to avoid open-ended questions that don't set specific options for response, as these types of questions are difficult to process later on.
  • Make sure to specify the unit and create min/max validation rules when you select Number as a question type. This will prevent self-inflicted data entry mistakes and eliminate errors.


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