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Create or manage surveys

Step 1: Create a new survey activity.

Click the [+ Add] button at the top right of the list to begin. If you would like to edit an existing survey, simply tap on its row in the list instead.

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Survey instruments and other Activities in the LAMP Platform afford you automatic version control. In other software or when managing “paper & pencil” data, it is typically difficult, if not impossible, to track changes to survey questions or survey responses when administered with a patient.

You can add description content to each question or option choice that can assist clinicians or patients in their selections. If such the description content field is left empty, it will not be displayed when a question or option choice is presented.

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If you need to update your survey to add new questions or remove questions, consider making a new survey instead, to avoid changing the intention of the survey or the analysis of its data.

Please double check and ensure you have no typos or errors when saving the new survey. Once you press the [Save] button, you will be returned to the screen displaying the list of Activities in your clinic or study, now with the newly added survey.

Step 2: Create a new question for your survey.

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Press the blue (+) icon at the bottom of the list to create a new question. To go back and edit a question, press its title or question number.

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When selecting the question type, please note the following:

  • TEXT questions prompt the individual with a free-form text box within which any content may be written, including emoji characters.
  • BOOLEAN questions prompt the individual with a "Yes" or "No" option; if you require a different true/false scale or custom text, please use LIST.
  • LIKERT questions prompt the individual with a 4-point scale; the number of points cannot be modified, so if you require a different Likert scale or a custom scale, please use LIST.
  • LIST questions allow a custom list of options to choose from, each with its own description or anchor, and prompt the individual with a vertical list of radio buttons.
  • MULTISELECT questions allow a custom list of options from which one or more choice can be made from a vertical list of checkboxes, each with its own description.
  • SLIDER questions act exactly like LIST questions, except they display a slider of options.

To delete an individual option in your question's list of options, press the trash can icon to the right of the outlined "Question Option" text box.

Click the Publish button or press the ← icon at the top left to cancel and return to the list of existing survey instruments.

Step 4: Delete an existing survey instrument.

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Select one or more survey instruments you would like to delete and press the trash can icon at the top right of the list.

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All data saved under that survey activity is deleted for every patient in your clinic. Once deleted, a survey activity and any deleted data cannot be recovered.

Step 5: Share your survey activities with another clinic or study.

If you’d like to share your clinic or research study’s Activity setup such as survey instruments, groups, and other items, tap the checkboxes of one or more Activities you would like to share and tap the export button at the top right of the list. A file will be downloaded that you can share via email, for example.

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If you’re a clinic administrator and would like to ensure that all the clinics you manage are using the most recent versions of some assessments, this method allows you to quickly synchronize different clinics.

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If you’re a researcher and would like to ensure that your research study is reproducible when publishing data that uses the LAMP Platform, provide this exported file as a supplemental material for others to use.

Step 6: Use survey activities shared by another clinic or study.

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To import the Activities shared with you, tap the import icon at the top right of the list. Here you’ll be prompted to drag or select the file to load its contents; an error will be displayed if an invalid file is uploaded. If you tap the [Confirm] button, these survey instruments and groups will be copied into your clinic.

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If you’re a clinic administrator and would like to ensure that all the clinics you manage are using the most recent versions of some assessments, this method allows you to quickly synchronize different clinics.

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