Outcome reporting explained
Outcome reports enable you to quickly demonstrate the positive impact that your service is having on the participants. This section can be found at the bottom of the reports page created specifically for outcome reporting. If you feel this is a function that would benefit your service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask that it can be enabled for you. Please be aware that Outcome reports only work with integers so this would be any measurement that requires numbers to be added. It will not work with text fields. Outcome reports pull in data from questionnaires only.
Outcome reports have been split into 2 distinct sections. The first section compares the average values of Initial Qs for all referrals within the data set with the average values of subsequent Qs. This section also displays the number of referrals whose scores have increased, stayed the same or decreased at each intervention point compared with the Initial value.
The second section enables you to enter specific targets for your service, such as 'number of participants achieving between 3% and 5% weight loss between Initial Q and End Point Q'.
This section can be pre-configured to include your specific measures. You will need to advise us of these so that they can be included.
You can also alter the targets by using the comparators and the numbers either side of these.
The Report Criteria section at the top of the page applies to all reporting sections. You can select data from 'Across all time' or 'Between Selected dates' (enter the date range). By clicking the 'By absolute date' radio button you will extract questionnaire data from questionnaires completed within that date range regardless of the date of referral.
Limit Results to referrals who have completed Initial, Mid-point, End-point will determine which questionnaire data you are given. For example, by limiting results to referrals who have completed Initial will provide questionnaire data on all Initial questionnaires completed with their corresponding Mid-point, End-point etc. For example, by limiting results to referrals who have completed End-point will provide questionnaire data on all End-point questionnaires completed within the stated time frame with their corresponding Initial and Mid-point data.
Target Change Range (individual section)
If you would be interested in a specific section in Outcome Reporting for targets please email email@example.com. We will request for this to be enabled for you. We would need to know your KPI targets so we can have this added.
Further explanation on the comparators:
For measures such as weight loss and BMI where you are looking for a decrease in the score achieved you will need to enter the following numbers and parameters:
-3(%) <= >= (comparator) -5(%)
You must make sure that the numbers selected are negative and that the comparators selected are the exact ones indicated. This particular example will show the number of participants who achieved a weight loss of between 3% and 5%
For measures such as MET Mins where you are looking for an increase in the score achieved you will need to enter the following numbers and parameters:
5(%) >= <= (comparator) 10(%)
The numbers selected in this case should be positive and again the exact parameter as indicated. This example will show the number of participants who achieved an increase in MET Mins of between 5% and 10%.
Below is an example of Outcome Reporting, taken from our Demo system. This may give you a better idea of the function.