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Yes/No answers checkbox vs. single-select

Hello all,
I have a simple question concerning yes/no questions in CRFs.
Clinicians asked me to use a single checkbox indicating "Yes" when
checked for efficiency reasons, instead of a single-select
"yes/no"-dropdown box. Is this is any way harmful, because there is no
explicit "No" answer?
Thanks,
Hannes

Comments

  • Hello all,
    I have a simple question concerning yes/no questions in CRFs.
    Clinicians asked me to use a single checkbox indicating "Yes" when
    checked for efficiency reasons, instead of a single-select
    "yes/no"-dropdown box. Is this is any way harmful/dangerous/un-safe,
    because there is no explicit "No" answer?
    Thanks,
    Hannes
  • Hannes,
    We always use yes/no dropdown boxes so that we don't have any blanks in our
    database (with checkboxes it is unclear if the question was accidentally
    skipped or if the answer is no as you inferred). We find that by pressing
    "y" for yes or "n" for no and using the tab key to move from field to field,
    it is easy to enter answers quickly - maybe even faster than selecting
    checkboxes.
    Kathryn
    -----Original Message-----
    On Behalf Of Hannes Planatscher
    Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 8:57 AM
    To: [email protected]
    Subject: [Users] Yes/No answers checkbox vs. single-select
    Hello all,
    I have a simple question concerning yes/no questions in CRFs.
    Clinicians asked me to use a single checkbox indicating "Yes" when
    checked for efficiency reasons, instead of a single-select
    "yes/no"-dropdown box. Is this is any way harmful, because there is no
    explicit "No" answer?
    Thanks,
    Hannes
  • haenselhaensel Posts: 602 ✭✭✭
    Hi Hannes
    The only problem is to distinguish between 'no' and not answered.
    Regards,
    Christian
    Am 18.04.2011 14:57, schrieb Hannes Planatscher:
    > > Hello all,
    > >
    > > I have a simple question concerning yes/no questions in CRFs.
    > >
    > > Clinicians asked me to use a single checkbox indicating "Yes" when
    > > checked for efficiency reasons, instead of a single-select
    > > "yes/no"-dropdown box. Is this is any way harmful, because there is no
    > > explicit "No" answer?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Hannes
    > >
  • cpmasesacpmasesa Posts: 106
    Hello,
    What about having 3 options for the checkbox: Yes, No and Not answered. Then have the default be "Not answered"
    Kind regards,
    Clemens
    On 18/04/2011 16:27, Christian Hänsel wrote:
    > Hi Hannes
    >
    > The only problem is to distinguish between 'no' and not answered.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Christian
    >
    > Am 18.04.2011 14:57, schrieb Hannes Planatscher:
    >> Hello all,
    >>
    >> I have a simple question concerning yes/no questions in CRFs.
    >>
    >> Clinicians asked me to use a single checkbox indicating "Yes" when
    >> checked for efficiency reasons, instead of a single-select
    >> "yes/no"-dropdown box. Is this is any way harmful, because there is no
    >> explicit "No" answer?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Hannes
    >>
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