As a work around I would suggest making 2 versions: “Alive” and “Dead”, and leave both in production. This would allow the User to select the appropriate version and allow you to mark the questions as “required”. If this was a repeating event, each time the event was scheduled the User would still have the option of selecting the appropriate version for that occurrence.
I hope this helps.
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Subject: [Developers] Conditionals again (sorry)
I am now totally aware that skip questions/conditionals are not a feature of OpenClinica currently. In many instances in my CRF I've been able to come up with a work around which is still fairly elegant. For example:
1. Is the subject Male or Female?
2. If Female, is she pregnant?
OK, since we can't do this gracefully in OpenClinica my solutions looks like this?
1. Subject is:
- Female - pregnant
- Female - not pregnant
It's not ideal but in a small case like this it's really not a bad solution and I'm satisfied with it. Now I've encountered a whole new level of conditional question:
We have 5 clinical reviews, at 1 hr, 4 hrs, 8hrs, 24hrs, 48hrs. Each clinical review has LOTS of questions and they are all REQUIRED. Can anyone guess what the first question is?
1. At the time of review is the patient: alive/dead?
... if alive please go on to answer the following 17 questions, all of which are REQUIRED!
I am aware that OpenClinica doesn't allow skip questions (yet) but does anyone have ideas of a good "design pattern" which is elegant despite this limitation? OR should I be using Events to provide this functionality? So that if the subject survived the first 8 hours then the data entry clerk schedules that event (that targets it's own CRF) 3 times and fills in each of the three correctly with respect to REQUIRED fields?
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